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Bulova 1953 Douglas

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21 x 18.9mm



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 Case and movement dates do not match- so probably have some swapping at some point.  The movement has both a square and triangle symbol engraved- but only the triangle is filled in with gold (the square has been plated over in silver).  Actual heat blued hands and copper/salmon dial.



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Posted December 11, 2011 - 12:13pm

Matt, not sure what's going on with your watch. We need more pics especially the movement and the markings your talking about. Seconds hand is definitely strange and can't tell if it's just tarnish or if it's actually blue/green?

That dial has been used on various models.

matt stott
Posted December 11, 2011 - 1:43pm

 I will get some photos together.  The main hands are a dark purple, the seconds hand is a bright blue.  They may have aged differently, or they may be replacements, but they are both heat-blued steel.  This watch came in an ebay lot of various watch bits, so it would not suprise me if the movement and case did not go together.



Posted December 11, 2011 - 2:52pm

Matt, overlaping date codes is not unusual. Earlier one is usually when movement was first made, second or later one is usually when they stuck it in the watch. The movement and case back and Bezel appear to be all Bulova. Face on the other hand has me confused based on the color for the hour track?

matt stott
Posted December 11, 2011 - 3:16pm

 Yeah, the face is the reason I hung on to this one and spent some time getting her going again.  The hour track is now a yellow-ish/green-ish grey (dirty) color- it could have been white or light grey at some point.  The minute track is a reflective copper color and the center is a matte copper/salmon color.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 6:05pm

Record update to new format.  Model name not changed, but the ticks somehow got reset to zero.  Movement symbol listed as triangle (1945), but photos and discussion indicate square (1946). 1946 is probably better date for movement.