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Bulova 1953 Delegate

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CMX 385-10

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 1953 10bm 21j Movement. Nice design.


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Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:51am
Delegate , President A - F  2 CMX385-10      2 CMX2455 189   HMC245/2 190


Brunswick 2 CMX365   RMS166-31 2 CMX2415 186   HMC240/4 187


Darwind  1 CMX365- 10    RMS166-31  1 CMX2415 186   HMC240/4 187



???  Scott

Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:33am

 Don't think it is a president model, no particular reason, just doesn't strike me as such. But it is the cmx385-10 that fits..Delegate maybe?'s picture
Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:34am


"Delegate" could look "Gentry," as well??


:-)  Scott

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:41am

23 Jewel would lean toward 'PRESIDENT''s picture
Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:48am



21Js = a President... or something "Regal," me thinkst? (Unless solid 10+ karat gold, like the Duncan Jerin/I just ID'd...) Check out this '55 Pres Greg posted, I hadn't seen, until now:

Wonder if it's one of the other namesakes I just posted above? Or possibly the '54 President??

(Presuming the other crystal specs are a tad bit SHORT?!?)


:-)  Scott

Posted March 10, 2011 - 9:25am

I have the same model with a 10BM dated 1952; case dated 1954.  From the ads, I had narrowed it down to a Delegate or a Tank.'s picture
Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:24pm



A 21J "Delegate," eh? Who'd a thought!??

And "Tank" (style) is a generic term, for a boxy timepiece, BTW... (Unless there was also a Military issued namesake, with a non round bezel ?!)


:-)   Scott

Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:43pm

Somewhere I saw this same model labeled as "Tank", and it made me get up and write it down for this watch as an alternate to "Delegate".  I went back through the ads today and could not find anything to support that.  Maybe it was some nonsense I saw on eBay.  If I ever figure it out, I will post.  In the meantime, Delegate it is.

Posted March 10, 2011 - 9:36am

Here's the 1953 ad for the Delegate:

Posted March 10, 2011 - 9:58am

 Thank you. Delegate it is. Spot on!