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Bulova 1953 Nugent

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20.05MM(at the center)x22.35



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1953 Nugent   den001-012515    Dial,butler finish with gold applied numbers and slashes,sub dial seconds.Coffin shaped case.Back cover,bulova quality L3 AND SERIAL #.Movement marked 10BT,17 jewels,adjusted,L3.                                                                                       

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1953 Nugent den001-012515-1
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Posted January 25, 2015 - 6:49pm

I just noticed the one in the database has a 10BT 15 jewel unadjusted movement while mine has a 10BT 17 jewel adjusted movement.Was this watch then available with both movements? 

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 7:08pm

 Hey Den, I've got an "L2" Nugent here somewhere and it has a 10BT 15 jewel movement. This is a picture of it I have on the computer.

It may have also came in 17 jewels. I'll see if I can find anything on it.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted January 25, 2015 - 7:12pm

I'm not seeing any 17j variants....

This would have been a very easy swap at some point, and althought there are no ads or examples with 17j yet, there is also nothing to say that it can't still be a Nugent variant. The case is certainly a Nugent, so I would go with tentative at this point..

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William Smith
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Posted January 25, 2015 - 7:43pm

I'm good with Tentative Nugent, as the possibility of movement swap is noted.

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 6:03am

Bulova Nugent.

Bulova 11953 Nugent watch advert

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 6:57am

The "Nugent" in the ad appears to have the "Alpha" hands. The one Den has and the one I have are equipped with "Dauphine" hands. Could they both have the wrong hands?

Posted January 28, 2015 - 8:02am

'55 Merc,there's a 1952 ad on WATCHOPHILIA showing the Nugent with the dauphine hands(first 52 ad,mat service).

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 11:11am

I see the one you're referring to Den and it does look more like the watches we have.

Posted January 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

The three examples in the database also have the same hands so I think they're probably right.Now to find one with a 17 jewel movement.

Posted January 29, 2015 - 1:59pm