Bulova 1952 Ashford

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Just won this on ebay will update when it arrives. I belive this to be a Jordan ??? Any thoughts.

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Jim Townsend 1952 Ashford Bulova 03 04 2015
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Jim Townsend
Posted August 17, 2013 - 2:36pm

Jim Townsend
Posted August 17, 2013 - 8:39pm

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1953-jordan-2982 Plainsmen listed this one same in every way except the dates his is a 53 mine is a 52

Posted August 17, 2013 - 9:40pm


Geoff Baker
Posted August 18, 2013 - 5:58am

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This watch is advertised in 1950 and 51 as "Ashford", in 1953 we find is advertised as "Jordan". I don't find either in a 1952 ad which makes me lean toward "Ashford"

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 8:05am

'JORDAN' is shown and described as being sold on an 'expansion band'.

ad Dated 1953 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1953-5.jpg

1952 'ASHFORD'

Jim Townsend
Posted August 22, 2013 - 5:45am

Good work Fifth i see know band /strap does make a differnce whrn naming a Bulova.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted August 26, 2013 - 4:38pm


What was once mocked and ridiculed by some is now a firmly established fact....

The strap can and does make a difference in the Watch Model Name.

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 18, 2013 - 10:19am

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I'm thinking Ashford, but with the band being the main difference, it really could be either. The deciding factor is the year, basically, unless we get some new ads. I wonder if that was real Alligator. The same strap alone nowadays would be well over a hundred bucks. 

Geoff Baker
Posted August 19, 2013 - 5:24am

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I'm in for Ashford - you found the ad.

Posted August 19, 2013 - 11:58am

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1952 would make it "Ashford".