Bulova 1953 Winchester

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L3 for 1953, and a nice 10CSC movement in this heavily brassed out specimen. The dial is shaded, I hope it shows up as such, and I have its sister watch also, a WaterTite with the same specs and same dial which I will post separately.

I'm thinking Winchester here? 

10CSC is from an AS 1320 ebauche. 

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1953 Bulova Winchester
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William Smith
Posted August 1, 2015 - 12:10am

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Yep Winchester from me too.  Was their possible variant info for the shaded dial?  I don't remember.

Here's a snippet from 1955 first party ad we got from Bruce Shawkey.

You siad subject dial shading is similar to your Watertite?

Posted August 1, 2015 - 5:59am

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Winchester case for sure, but the hands are different from all the Winchester adverts.

The base line model looks to have had a plain dial.

The advert above details that the Winchester "B" had a black dial and the 1954 price guide only lists variants A and B at $75.

Could possible be a movement swap.

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Posted August 1, 2015 - 7:25am

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Tentative Winchester, for the same reasons as this other watch entry; The shaded dial available for the Winchester, as seen in the available ads and one posted model, does not match subject dial.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 1, 2015 - 8:00am

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Ken, you make a good point regarding the shading. My thought is that the ad might be misleading, I can't remember a Bulova shaded as pictured in the ad. I'm going all in on the Winchester ID. I get it that a part or two may have been swapped out over the last 60+ years but I really think the subject  watch is a Winchester.

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Posted August 1, 2015 - 12:46pm

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Geoff, the ad does show an unusual shading pattern - certainly not the typical X that we often see; and there is one Winchester in the database already showing what appears to be the correct shaded dial for this model. A match to the ad in a Winchester case makes me feel the X type shading on this one is not correct for this model.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 2, 2015 - 7:35am

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Wow, I completely missed that one Ken. Guess I can't say I've never seen THAT before any longer. Perhaps, I'm stepping back to tentative on these Winchesters.

Posted August 1, 2015 - 3:51pm

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Agree with Winchester ID

Posted August 1, 2015 - 7:57pm

Ditto jabs, two ticks.

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 2, 2015 - 10:38am

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Will, the shading is similar to the WaterTite, I will try and get the other one posted.