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Bulova 1955 Gedney

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1955

Movement Model: 

11AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

A574056

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

24.3mm x 21.7mm curved both ways top and bottom

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

HELP - 1955 ? -Nowhere to be found. I hope I can get an ID so I will know what hands and crystal to use. It runs good and the case and dial are in pretty good condition

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 29, 2019 - 10:52am

I am not finding an ad match but did find this Unknown on Lisa's site that might give you the crystal specs.  https://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1950-1959/a1957-gedney/#!

Unknown for now

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 29, 2019 - 10:59am

This ad has a different dial and it is poor quality to see the case details but is the only ad I can find with this name and crystal shape.  Maybe variants.  Between this ad and Lisa's watch I would say these are the type of hands it had.

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brandall54
Posted June 29, 2019 - 11:30am

It does look like that Gedney. When I went to the link she has evidently named it Gedney.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 29, 2019 - 11:43am

Yes I noticed that.  We are reluctant to ID a watch by the crystal specs alone.  Will see what everyone thinks.  Since it is the only watch named with that crystal maybe we will be able to do a tenative ID with that name.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 29, 2019 - 10:42pm

Two parts of the puzzle with this watch. Crystal specs giving us a model name suggestion and then and a rare advert showing a watch that looks to be a match.

I'm certainly at a tentative Bulova Gedney

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 30, 2019 - 11:27am

1955 Bulova Gedney - Tentative

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 30, 2019 - 5:26pm

I'm good with

1955 Bulova Gedney - Tentative

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 1, 2019 - 6:35pm

Hold the phone....... I did some digging and retract my vote. In after much discussion in June 2017, we named this model Pelham as seen here

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1957-pelham-8706?page=1

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1957-pelham-6803

The more I look at the Gedney ad, I don't think we are looking at the same watch. Side contours in ad appear stepped.

I'm changing my vote to

1955 Pelham - tentative.

 

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted July 1, 2019 - 7:03pm

Pelham crystals are very common, I've seen lots of them. I suspect the Gedney and the Pelham are the same watch, the name changed.

That advert is suspect and difficult to make out, IMO. 

I'd go with tentative Pelham. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 1, 2019 - 9:42pm

Might be a year of production model name thing also.