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Bulova 1951 Berkshire

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I am not really sure that I am correct, but I believe this is a 1951 Berkshire.  I would like any information anyone can give me on this watch and its' approximate value.  I do have the original case with it.

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 6:20pm

It's indeed a Berkshire.  As for the price, we don't really do appraisals on the site as a rule.  The watch is worth as much as anyone will pay for it.  I know it sounds vague but that's how it goes with these old boys.

Very nice piece though...

Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:09am

Thanks, plainsman.  What would I look for to post more info about the watch?  What identifying marks/numbers would tell more about it?

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:24am

Well if you look a the back of the watch it should say Bulova L0, L1, L2 etc....

LO = 1950

L1 = 1951

L2 = 1952

etc...  the serial number on the back if there is one... mean's really nothing... or if it ever did the meaning has been lost over time.

If you pop off the back cover you'll see the movement.  Should tell you how many jewels... and what movement model.

You have the Man's version of the watch as it's got a seconds dial.  There is a woman's version of this watch on a much smaller scale.  If you go under SEARCH -> myBulova watches and look for Burkshire you'll see some lively discussions about this watch.

It look is several months of scouring the net and finally someone at the Bulova company was able to track down records for this watch after an inquiry from our illustrius member Bob Bruno.


Posted August 25, 2011 - 1:03am

That was a pretty fascinating read.  I didn't realize I had a watch with a bit of history mystery about it.  I hope we do get some more info on it sometime soon.  Thanks again for your responses!

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 3:48pm

This thing dazzles when its shined up !!!! But only use a cloth designed to polish gold, available at any big box wally world or a jeweler.

Posted August 25, 2011 - 9:33pm

Thanks shooter...will do.