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Bulova 1953 Marlboro

6/10 votes
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I rather like this watch but have no idea what it is, though I'd upload one where the case and movement dates match for a change, hopefully it'll be nice and easy for you guys

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1953 Marlboro Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Andersok's picture
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 11:52am

I think were looking at the Marlboro, per this 1955 ad


Posted September 30, 2016 - 2:08pm


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 8:17pm

Nice pickup on the advert and identification. 

What a cool looking watch and looks to be in pretty good shape.

A 1953 Bulova Marlboro for me too. I wonder if this model was named after the cigarettes?

Geoff Baker
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Posted October 1, 2016 - 5:58am

Nice advert pick up Ken, Marlboro it is. Interesting that in the space of two years Bulova had two completely different cases named Marlboro

Perhaps the watch was named for John Spencer-Churchill, who was the 11th Duke of Marlborough at the time?

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Posted October 1, 2016 - 6:52pm

Looks Great,

We don't get to see very many for sale in as fine condition as this  one. My 1st line of thought was along the Ambassador series....ooops  on me. Nice pickup on the ad andersok.

Posted October 2, 2016 - 4:09pm

thanks for the ID guys and all the complements, it needed a service to get it running properly but it looked this good when I bought it from one of you, i just got it back this week and nearly sold it today but the buyer never came back, been tied up getting ready for a vintage fair but should be uploading another 20 or 30 in the next few weeks, do you want the ones I can identify first or the unknowns?

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Posted October 2, 2016 - 6:49pm they roll off the camera :-)