Got this last year and forgot to post it. New ID's

I got this out of a 1957 Youngblood's Wholesale Catalog.  I forgot I bought the catalog and just recently found it again.  (A high res version was sent to Admin for data-basing)

Pretty cool looking at how much a wholesaler got the watch for and then what they charged the consumer! 

Also a couple new ID's in here... the "Neptune", Bulova 23 "H", and the "Senator EW".



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Bob Bruno
Posted October 25, 2011 - 5:25pm

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Very nice Plains, thanks for sharing.

Posted October 25, 2011 - 5:28pm

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That's me Bob... I'm a sharer... I share.

Posted October 25, 2011 - 5:44pm

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Thanks Plains...I'll add it tonight to the vintage ad section.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 9:26pm

Nice find.

'NEPTUNE' is showing a Whale on the Dial.

Whale = certified Waterproof ?

I think We just saw this Watch as an 'UNKNOWN' - minus the Whale insignia.

here it is:

Posted October 25, 2011 - 10:45pm

The Neptune case looks a lot like what is often called the 'knotted lug' case.  I don't think it was identified before.

Posted October 25, 2011 - 11:41pm

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There's another knotted case we have in the database... variant dial.  The "Ashford".

Posted October 26, 2011 - 10:06am

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The "Ashford" is dated to 1951 with a 2 tone dial , sub seconds register and gf case. I'd say the Neptune is a 1957 namechange as the case looks the same, though the dial and hands are different and this has sweep seconds. I don't think the Ashford is waterproof either.That would be enough differences to give it a new name.

Posted October 26, 2011 - 5:23pm

 never seen a watertite knot lug case before. Odd