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Bulova 1950 Stanton

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This is a pretty nice 1950 natural gold case'd watch.  Runs well. 

We still haven't come up with a name for this guy yet.  All I can figure out is it's the unengraved Standish.

Now... does that make it a Standish variant... who knows.  There's no info out there as of yet.

Unfortunately the one bad thing about having a pile of light is that it over accentuates any brassing.  This actually isn't isn't even close to what the pictures show and you can barely see it in normal wear.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 28, 2011 - 2:45am

My unengraved Standish has a B suffix - why i dunno. I didn't even log it in.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 6:29am

Gents was there an ad backing up this model ID? I don't recall.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 6:11pm

Nope.... none for this one nor the Standish which we ID'd by crystal because we had nothing else.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 8:02am

looking very similar to what is named a 'HADLEY' in the database or is it, lug variant? Hard to tell from here.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 28, 2011 - 1:14pm

Not a Hadley match for sure. No ad that I know of but there are engraved & non engraved models.

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Posted October 1, 2011 - 12:25am


"AWE HA! 3/3 from 1950!!!


Ok... There's the Shoreham, Stanton and Standish. (All 1950+ varietals, I believe... that take the same crystals!) NOW, where the heck are the ads/Jewelers catalogs to discern which are what!? (DARN !!!)

SHOREHAM (1950)   STANDISH (1950)   STANTON (1950)

* Info. source: 1950 Perfit Catalog... (And none listed before '50 in the other trio of 1948/9 catalogs...)

HMMM... Alphabetical, from plain to most engraved bezel???  LOL..."



Hrmm okay so as of tonight because of the Spanish ad we know that the

Shoreham = All Engraved

and we're thinking the one engraved on just the sides

Standish = Engraved Sides Only

So... if you look at what crystal fits... this would be the

 Stanton = No Engraving

I think we have the 1950 Stanton!

Posted April 29, 2012 - 11:34am

Standton smaton, all I know is that is a breutiful example of watch craftmanship. Nice one plainsmen.


Posted April 29, 2012 - 11:42am

Seems a bit problematic to name a model when you know that two watches take that crystal and neither of them has been identified through an ad.  Of the three--Standish, Stanton, and Shorham--only the Shorham has an ad showing what it looks like.

IMO, this watch, and all those named "Standish", should be considered unknown, now that we have a third model taking the same crystal.