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Bulova 1953 Director

7/10 votes
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1954 Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
DarHin's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 1:54pm

How does this entry rate 3 checks?

Posted June 3, 2012 - 1:59pm

Couple of possible answers. . .

- That's most likely what it is, based on the photograph.  We've never seen another model with that case.

- There are no defined standards for what the checks mean, nor is more information required to list a watch, so each panel member can decide for him/herself how many checks are warranted based on the information provided.

hotttulsa's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 1:55pm

Howdy from Dallas, Texas

Actually I just found this site and was researching all the great conversations about Bulova watches and a time piece was passed down thru our family to me and was trying to find information about it. Some of the information listed that was required I didnt know where to find like MODEL AND JEWELS? I just had knew from a picture and a few of y'alls conversation what this was. I dont know how to take a watch apart and not will to try it myself. This is a family heirloom and not really sure if its a mans or womans- seems a bit delicate to be a mans, but time periods could be very different that what Im sure used to. I had seen a few others on some sites that came with a leather band or just had the face and no band. This is a stunning piece and I have always likes it because Ive never seen a watch band that looked like a cut herringbone necklace that could be used/stretched as a watch band and come back together- just amazes me. If anyone has any information about this time piece I would appreciate it.

Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:02pm

I'm guessing it doesn't really have a 10AN movement, since those were only used until the mid-1930s.

To get the actual movement number and jewel count, and to verify the case signature, you would need to open up the watch.

hotttulsa's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:07pm

sorry- its a horrible picture but was just approved for the account and its the only one I had taken with my cell phone so was wanting to get it uploaded to see if what I could find out. So this watch actually has never been on this site? from looking it was made starting in 1950 called the Director so I assumed it would a common version?


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:19pm

The Case has been seen many times before, We are familiar with it and Yes, it's the early 1950's 'DIRECTOR', a nice example of one judging from the images.

Is the Case White or Yellow?  the expansion Bracelet appears to be identical to the one shown in the vintage ad.

hotttulsa's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:30pm

Ive uploaded some more pics Ive taken with my phone, wow. Didnt a sole would be answering this quick about a watch but you all great to take the time to look at it.


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:39pm

There's not much else to do around here but talk about Watches.....


Look to the Caseback - You're looking for a Captal letter followed by a single digit Numeral. - This will give You the Year of Manufacture.

hotttulsa's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:39pm

its L4, which from searching is 1954...

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 3, 2012 - 2:45pm

Welp, the Model and Date are correct.


inside You should find a 15 Jewel 10BT.