Bulova 1954 Snorkel

Submitted by Jim Townsend on February 23, 2012 - 12:42pm
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Bulova 17 jewels , very rare serviced movement , rolled gold plate , nice little Bulova ......

Watch has been serviced , which means disassembled , cleaned , oiled with moebius 9010 for drive train parts , 9415 pallet and escapment , 8200 mainspring , pml grease stem , etc..  

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Jim Townsend
Posted February 24, 2012 - 4:56am

Cant seem to find this in the ad database anywhere I did see that the accutrons have the red second hand sweep? Still a mystrey watch to me but i do know its a super watch very clean.

Posted February 24, 2012 - 7:27pm

why one two stars.. I AM NOT TRYING TO START ANYTHING. just wonder why. is something missing..not corrected..somewhat unknown

Jim Townsend
Posted February 24, 2012 - 8:34pm

Iwas wondering that myself seems my watches dont count lol. Well i like em and i will search out my answers and if they go unsolved thats ok 2 :)

Posted February 25, 2012 - 12:32am


You got 3 from me, the back is marked "Watertite" and the movement is consistant with many I have seen.

Posted February 25, 2012 - 5:43am

Wish I could say the same Jim.

In each of the 6 + ads for the 'WATERTITE' dated 1950 - 1955 the text describes a Watch with a Chromed Steel or Steel Case.

According to the ads the Watch becomes the 'MAGELLAN' around 1955 and maintains its Chromed Steel Case, also the lugs differ.

Not the 'WATER TITE'.


Jim Townsend
Posted February 25, 2012 - 6:33am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Do you have an idea what this is? It is 10kt yellow gold plate and watertite. Guess i need to put it as an unknown until and if it's id can be made.

Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:27am

bulova did put the watertite back and stamped watchproof watches watertite.even if the watch wasn't a watertite watertite..i guess it was more of trademark for all there waterproof watches

Jim Townsend
Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:34am

So watertite it is and shall stay after all it clearly says watertite:)

Posted February 25, 2012 - 9:43am

I would have to agree with Fifth,

The 10K RGP case and back would be more of a dress watch...maybe a Clipper of sorts?? or something we don't have a ad for yet?