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Bulova 1951 Westover

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

8AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

None

Case Serial No.: 

4426402

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Gender: 

Men's

Additional Information

The movement is spotless 8AC 17j with LO=1950 date symbol. The case has a L1 date stamp. The watch is keeping quartz-like time. The condition indicates the watch has not been around the block too many times, maybe went to church once or twice. Probably lived in the dark for close to 60 years.

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chefrza79
Posted December 17, 2010 - 11:44pm

 Thats a beauty!! Looks kind of like an acadamy award? I am new to this but this watch shares a lot of the same features. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 18, 2010 - 2:37pm

Wow, looking 100% correct and is simply fabulous!

Thanks for sharing Wayne!

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 18, 2010 - 4:13pm

Here Ya go Wayne, the case is termed a 'Seashell', still no model ID but the trail's heating up..

http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/Excellent-Bulova-Seashell-Case-Wristwatch-Original-Box_W0QQitemZ300502101102QQihZ020QQcategoryZ31387QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Bob Bruno
Club 5000
Posted December 18, 2010 - 4:48pm

It's a beauty. congratulations on a great find Wayne.

Bob

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Wayne Hanley
Posted December 18, 2010 - 5:38pm

Thanks use guys!!!

Wayne

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Stephen Ollman
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 18, 2010 - 7:03pm

Very very nice...we just need to identify these things now. Case looks to be stamped L2

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted December 19, 2010 - 10:29am

Good one, Wayne...

Got digital calipers? I was outsniped on this model, several times... This is the cleanest one I've seen! Might well be IDable, via crystal specs.???

:-) Scott

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 19, 2010 - 5:49pm

Wayne, has this model been positively identified as 'Sea Shell Bezel'?

If so I'll add it to the model list if not can it please be removed from 'other' as this is for actual model names.

Thanks!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 20, 2010 - 6:55am

Stephen,

Sea Shell was just a name given to the case styling.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted December 20, 2010 - 11:58am

Stephen

Yes, whatever works for you.

Wayne