Bulova 1953 Ultimatic

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10cmc
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6804030
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
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1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
2xltall
Posted March 18, 2018 - 9:29am

I recently inherited my Dad’s watch that he bought new when he was 18 years old. I love your site but was unable to confirm this watches information as I did not come across another watch identicle to it. The “L3” on the back is worn at the top so it may be a L5”.

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Andersok
Posted March 18, 2018 - 11:03am

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Model is a match to the Ultimatic, as seen here. Congratulations on a nice heirloom watch.

jabs
Posted March 18, 2018 - 12:26pm

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Ultimatic is good match

2xltall
Posted March 18, 2018 - 1:03pm

Thanks much for the information!  I’m excited to see if you all agree on the year too.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 19, 2018 - 9:20am

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Agreed on Ultimatic. It's a beauty and a model not often encountered. I love heirloom watches. Can you provide a photo of the date code that is a little more clear to verify the date?

 

2xltall
Posted March 19, 2018 - 3:42pm

Hope this helps but as I mentioned previously, the top is quite worn.

It looks more like 5 to me.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 19, 2018 - 8:02pm

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Based on your photo and comparing it to watches I have that are 1953 and 1955, It looks more to me like a 3, which doesn't mean much. The only way to tell for sure would be to open it up and see what the date code is on the movement.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 19, 2018 - 9:22pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Looks like a 3 as well to me, but could also be a 0 for 1950. However based on the 1953 advert above I'd also ID as an Bulova Ultimatic

plainsmen
Posted March 19, 2018 - 9:43pm

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53 Ultimatic..

Geoff Baker
Posted March 20, 2018 - 7:23am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi 2xltall, welcome to myBulova. I thin Ken hit this one straight on,

1953 Bulova Ultimatic, thanks for sharing it