Bulova 1956 Bulova 23

Submitted by SybrenAnne on January 3, 2019 - 10:10am
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Bulova 23 B, very accurate ! 1956 (L6)

1956 Bulova watch 23 model B
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
Posted January 3, 2019 - 10:24am

Hi  SybrenAnne, welcome to mybulova! A very nice watch, one of my personal style favorites of the "23" series. 

1956 Bulova 23 "B".

Posted January 3, 2019 - 10:44am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you. It's a new purchase and I'm very happy with it.

Do you know if it's true that the 10BPAC movement is the first 100% US made automatic movement, or is it 'only' the first 100% US made Bulova movement?

With regards, Sybren

Kathy L.
Posted January 3, 2019 - 10:50am

Welcome to myBulova!  Love the look of this model.

1956 Bulova 23 "B"

Reverend Rob
Posted January 3, 2019 - 11:55pm

The 10BPAC is not the only USA made movt Bulova produced, there were several others. As to it being the first USA automatic, as far as I can tell it does look like it was. That is actually a big deal as no one else was doing this in the US at the time...

(EXCEPT! Elgin. They had the US made Auto 607 in 1950. They even did a freespung balance Auto called the 761.)

In addition, there were numerous 'in house' movts produced by Bulova, not necessarily US made. These were movts designed and made by Bulova in their entirety. Even the ebauches were for the most part modified in the US. 

Posted January 4, 2019 - 7:23am

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Tnx for the info !
Now I want the Elgin too .....
Regards Sybren

Edit : I've read that the Elgin 607 is a bumper automatic....
The 761 freesprung is from 1958
So, the 23 still can be the first US made automatic ! ; )

Posted January 3, 2019 - 11:54am

1956 Bulova 23 "B"

Posted January 3, 2019 - 12:20pm

1956 Bulova 23 "B"