Skip to main content

Bulova 1955 Bulova 23

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1955

Movement Model: 

10BPAC

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6295201

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Round domed crystal

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This is a Bulova 23 but with a worn back.   The only thing I can make out is the serial number and a few letters of Bulova.   It is a 10BPAC movement with stainless case, white dial and white gold arrow hour markers.  Same watch as this one which was identified as a Bulova 23 "P" possibly. Kind of confirms this is a factory configuration vs the suggestion of a marriage.  Based on the serial number I think this is a 1954 or 1955 but not sure.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1955-bulova-23-7844

Not For Sale
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Andersok's picture
Andersok
Panel Member
Posted July 16, 2019 - 11:37am

Bulova 23, unknown variant or possible non-original dial. There are several variants not yet identified, but this dial does not match the 'B'.

The caseback looks to be marked L8 inside - so a 1958 case. There is a datestamp on the movement, but I cannot see it clearly in the photo.

JimDon5822
Posted July 16, 2019 - 12:44pm

Total Duh !!   L5 on the movement L8 on the caseback.  

 

Andersok's picture
Andersok
Panel Member
Posted July 17, 2019 - 6:20am

It is possible that the dial/movement were added to this case.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted July 16, 2019 - 7:45pm

Great looking watch.  With the gap in the years I am going to go with the case date.

1958 Bulova 23

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 16, 2019 - 9:53pm

1958 Bulova 23, quite the strap

jabs
Panel Member
Posted July 17, 2019 - 9:23am

1958 Bulova 23

neetstuf-4-u's picture
neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 17, 2019 - 1:13pm

1958 Bulova 23, variant unknown

noting 3 year date difference between case and movement.