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Bulova 1956 Albatross

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1956

Movement Model: 

10CSC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

65625

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I believe this to be a 1956 Albatross according to an advert in the database on this site. I couldn't find another watch that looked more similar in the ads or in the model database, so the Albatross seems to be the best fit. I'm 99% sure that the hands have been changed by a jeweler that I took it to (another reason I no longer go to there). 

It's equipped with the 17 jewel 10CSC movement, but the movement is dated 1952 (L2), while the case is dated 1956 (L6), which seems like too large a time difference to be original. The case looks to be steel, and other than scratches, looks to be in nice shape. I was most surprised by how the case opens on this watch. I'd never seen anything like it before. It can be seen in one of the pictures.

Another watch that I can't remember where, when, or how I got it. But it's a nice, simple, and clean watch that's a little more understated than my other watches. I hope to find the correct hands in the future to get it back to looking as it should.

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1956 Albatross Bulova Watch
[field_year-1956] Bulova Watch Caseback
[field_year-1956] Bulova Watch Caseback Part-Open
[field_year-1956] Bulova Watch Caseback Inside
[field_year-1956] Bulova Watch 10CSC Movement
TexasLady
Posted March 24, 2019 - 10:06pm

 

 

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DeluxeRaccoon
Posted March 24, 2019 - 10:19pm

Thank you again! I'll need to try and figure out how to post it myself eventually.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted March 24, 2019 - 11:33pm

Fascinating case design, I can't say I've seen it before either.

Bulova did some really interesting cases in search of better water resistance. It's possible they were a custom order and may have caused a delay in the release of the final version of the watch.

I'd say Albatross fits the bill.

Get it?? LOLOLOLOLOL

Ok, I'm alright now. 

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DeluxeRaccoon
Posted March 25, 2019 - 4:13pm

Very interesting, and a great pun!

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Andersok
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Posted March 25, 2019 - 7:42am

I would agree with Albatross

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Kathy L.
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Posted March 25, 2019 - 11:20am

1956 Bulova Albatross 

Geoff Baker
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Posted March 26, 2019 - 5:56am

Very nice.

1956 Bulova Albatross

jabs
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Posted March 26, 2019 - 5:57am

1956 Bulova Albatross

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted March 27, 2019 - 7:37pm

1956 Bulova Albatross

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted March 27, 2019 - 7:38pm

1956 Bulova Albatross