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Bulova 1956 Bulova 23 "E"

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Beautiful example of Mens (admin edit - this is a mans watch) Bulova 23 Jewel watch. The Dial for its age is stunning and hour and minute markers are almost perfect and a great find. How ever it has fair wear and tear to the case and bezel but lugs are perfectly straight. Under the serial number gives L6 1956. I have seen different Adverts for this model and the Case stays the same but gives diffrent variations of Dials. Watch gives Speed readings on Timegrapher and are very eratic indicating Servicing required such as poor main spring tension and Rotor is Rocking but is very clean inside. If anyone can provide advice on how to tackel such a jem as this please advice. Please see photos and thanks for looking.

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1956 Bulova watch
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1956 Bulova watch
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1956 Bulova watch
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Posted June 8, 2018 - 6:33am

1956 Bulova 23 "E"

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Posted June 8, 2018 - 7:07am

1956 Bulova 23 "E" it is.

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Kathy L.
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Posted June 8, 2018 - 9:42am

Very cool, I really like the lugs on this one.

1956 Bulova 23 "E"

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Reverend Rob
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Posted June 8, 2018 - 9:59am

Good looking example. If you go to the NAWCC website they list watchmakers by area.

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Posted June 8, 2018 - 11:46am

All of the 23 'E', and white dial 'F', ads that I can find show the dials as being non-luminous, and no mention of luminous in the descriptions. I am in agreement that this is the 'E', but note the luminous dial may not be correct for this particular variant.

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Posted June 8, 2018 - 1:13pm

one with the same hands, we have already

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 9, 2018 - 6:56am

Hi gazza_1975, this is a classic example of the Bulova 23 watch, thanks for sharing it. Note that I edited your comments above to state that this is actually a Men's watch, not a ladies model.

Posted June 10, 2018 - 7:30am

Thanks Geoff wasnt sure if it was Mens as it has a fairly small Bezel but 50's style seems to be the go then. Thanks for Rating it and working out what style it is. Now I need to work out servicing