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Bulova 1957 Gedney

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Model: 

11AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

C293737

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Domes Plastic Crystal

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Well I went to the flea market wearing my newly identified 1957 Pelham from last week.   I swung by a table with a bunch of broken watches and pulled out another 1957 Pelham.  I just finished servicing it and it is running great.   Included a picture of the twins....

It is a yellow gold plate case and back with an L7 date code.  The dial is white with yellow gold applied hour markers.  The movement is a 11AC 17J with a L7 date code.  This is the fourth Pelham for the database.  Tentative ID based on crystal info.  

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 20, 2019 - 10:17pm

1957 Pelham tentative.

It's interesting that you found another 1957. I know I have 2 (maybe 3) of this model in my stable and all are 1957's. Probably doesn't mean anything, just an observation.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 21, 2019 - 8:50pm

1957 Bulova Pelham - tentative

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 22, 2019 - 6:00am

Actually turns out to be a 1957 Bulova Gedney.

Pelham - top
Gedney - bottom

1957 Bulova Pelham vs Gedney

JimDon5822
Posted October 22, 2019 - 10:17pm

Yes clearly the Pelham has a bevelled crystal as confirmed on the crystal package but in the photo the Gedney does not.  On my watches the lugs are definitely the same as the lower watch but hard to tell on the upper.  They do look more narrow and pointed as it merges into the case and also seem to bevelled or flaired out at the lug outer terminus.  Based on the Gedney photo below it seems to me the only difference of my watch to this Gedney is the faceted cystal or am I missing something.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 22, 2019 - 8:41pm

so....the tentative Pelhams we have are all turning out to be Gedney? Will done Stephen! Is this from one of the line books?

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 23, 2019 - 6:00am

It is and we were lucky as Bulova just happen to have a 1957 edition. I'm currently seeking confirmation on how we can use that information here on myBulova.com

Jim, it's possible your watch has a replacement crystal.

JimDon5822
Posted October 23, 2019 - 9:23am

mybulova_admin wrote:

It is and we were lucky as Bulova just happen to have a 1957 edition. I'm currently seeking confirmation on how we can use that information here on myBulova.com

Jim, it's possible your watch has a replacement crystal.

The picture is not my watch just one I found on the site for the Gedney. I have a non-faceted crystal on both of mine.  

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 23, 2019 - 6:25am

So, if I am seeing the photo correctly, case shape (Gedney vs Pelham) is basically the same, but the Pelham has a ribbed crystal and lug profile is slightly different?

If this is the case, I agree, subject watch is a Gedney sporting the nearly identical size Pelham crystal.

If that is the case, we need to re-evaluate the Pelhams in the Db. It does seem they are all the illusive Gedney.

Well done Stephen!

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted October 23, 2019 - 8:55am

Wow very nice to finally see the difference between the two.  Stephen glad you were able to get some reference material while you were there!  

Gedney it is!
 

 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 23, 2019 - 8:38pm

SO, my vote for this watch just changed to Gedney, once it publishes I'll update the others as well if that's OK?

1957 Bulova Gedney