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Bulova 1957 Convoy

5/10 votes
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1957 Convoy - Watertite, Shock Resistant, Anti-Magnetic, Radium Dial & Hands, Red Sweep Second Hand, Manual Wind

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Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 1, 2011 - 10:44am

Very nice Wayne!

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Bob Bruno
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Posted May 1, 2011 - 10:53am

Very nice, a very clean look. I like the red sweep hand.

Posted April 27, 2012 - 12:56pm

is it a snap back or pop out through the front. I have a very simular watch but the lugs are a little fancier and it is a front loader and runs very well. It has the male, female stem and crown.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 1, 2012 - 11:33am


This design is the 'front loader'. - One piece Case with a removable bezel ring.

Vintage database ad Dated 1960 (1959)

Top left - 'CONVOY'


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William Smith
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Posted September 1, 2012 - 2:23pm

1957 Convoy from me.  Are we assuming what movement is inside?  This suggests the movement is not that important in a three tick ID.  This also begs the question, in a different watch record, where we have the movement information, and the movement doesn't match the ad, we often rate two ticks tentative, or in some instances,  a diff. movement may indicate a different model name.  And in other instances, this scenario becomes non-conforming.  That's not so in subject example.  I'm just trying to figure out when the movement information is important and when we can ignore it so I can vote consistently.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 1, 2012 - 3:15pm

...hoping there's a Movement inside Will.

The Second Hand has moved in the images so I'm guessing it has one.

DarHin's picture
Posted September 1, 2012 - 4:06pm

2 ticks until movement info is entered and pics added.

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William Smith
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Posted September 1, 2012 - 4:13pm

Sorry I wasn't clearer.  I too think these a movement inside.  What movement might it be? and how important to the strength of the ID (e.g. two ticks vs three) is the mystery movement?  In other instances a different movement leads to a different model, or the possibility of a non-conforming mismatch.  I'm trying to be consistent and understand how I'm voting.

So are we assuming (or Mark are you suggesting)...
Any movement in this model, (which could be a modern quartz, as we don't know) may not effect the ID much.  Hence your vote of three ticks.  The case/dial configuration is a match to Convoy, which can't be confused with another model name regardless which movement is inside?

I think that's kinda what your saying?  And I think based on this I would go two ticks, but want to make sure I'm following what's going on, as three ticks may be my vote based on 2nd ppg above.

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Posted September 1, 2012 - 5:05pm

Two from me. We don't know what is inside, so if it was say, non Bulova movement, it would be non-conforming would it not? More info required for full three ticks, as voting rules dictate I think, but maybe I am wrong?

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William Smith
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Posted September 1, 2012 - 5:24pm

that's kinda my take on it Bobbee, but we could say the "rules" are more like misquote Captain Barbosa....
EDIT:  and for non-conforming, I believe a non-conforming Bulova has to be a combination of Bulova signed (or generally accepted) dial, movement and case.  If any of these three main "parts" of the watch are non-Bulova, then it's not even ID'ed as non-conforming.  I think Admin was gonna have some/several examples of these "non-Bulova" watches on site for their value as a learning tool, but non-Bulova watches are not generally rated, and may be removed from the site if most of these parts are non-Bulova. 
Admin, did i get this right? ..or close?  Thanks