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Bulova 1953 Winchester

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Hi all

Can you please help identify this one.

It is a self winding 10CSC 17 jewel movement, marked L3  the inside of the case is marked Bulova fifth Ave. New York 10K rolled gold plated. The case is a screwed sealing ring and the dia of case is 31 mm excluding crown . the dial is a quadrant dial. Have not uploaded pics of movement as to remove it from the case it requires the winding stem to be removed.

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Posted March 16, 2015 - 1:10pm

Looking through  50's models on lisa's site l think this may be a winchester.

Posted March 16, 2015 - 9:39pm

Sure looks like a winchester and we have one in our data base as well.

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William Smith
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Posted March 17, 2015 - 4:15am

1954 ad in main database.          1955 ad in main database.

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Posted March 17, 2015 - 7:24am

Agree with Winchester. Not sure the shaded dial is correct.

The price lists from 54-55 show two variants, an A and B, and the Jan55 list shows two price levels $71.50 and $75.00 for both variants and the same model number, and then they become $75.00 only in the Aug55 list; 1954 ad stating a black dial option - but haven't been able to determine which variant is assigned to the black dial; ads do not state having the gradiant/shaded dial but there is a hint of lines that would indicate shading may exist or they should just be crosshairs - as seen clearly in this 55 ad; one 1953 ad found offsite at watchophilia.

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Posted March 17, 2015 - 8:15am

I'd go along with Winchester on this one.

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Posted March 17, 2015 - 8:26am

Winchester for me

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Posted March 17, 2015 - 9:41am


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William Smith
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 3:57pm

1955 Ad showing Winchester A and mentioning B w/ Black Dial.  Shaded quad dial in ad.

Posted April 22, 2015 - 7:45am

Hi william great find . I keep looking to try and find new adds but only ever seem, to come up with ones already in db