Bulova 1957 Kirkwood

Submitted by William Smith on August 4, 2014 - 3:37am
Manufacture Year
1957
Movement Model
7AK
Movement Date Code
46
Movement Jewels
21
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
C422091
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
17.8mm x 22.2mm
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Dial faintly says BULOVA.  
Outside Case Back:  10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE, BULOVA, L7
Inside Case Back:  BULOVA, FIFTH AVE, NEW YORK
Case measures 22mm wide (not counting crown) x 39mm lug tip to tip. 16mm lug gap.
 

The 21 Jewel 7AK U.S.A. is marked 46 date code. So the movement is obviously a swap since point of sale.  It's how I found it though.  Note the movement retaining sleeve in the inside case back photo.

I'm still looking for an ad suggesting what model the case could be, and w/o jewel count, its even harder to ID the case.  

It may end up "Non Conforming" but the case may be ID'ed.

Another example of this case is here : 1956 Unknown

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Geoff Baker
Posted August 4, 2014 - 5:54am

This one starts out as Unknown.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 4, 2014 - 9:12am

 

Unknown. No ad match found so far.

jabs
Posted August 4, 2014 - 9:27am

"Unknown" for me too

William Smith
Posted August 4, 2014 - 3:40pm

I was either Unknown or "Non Conforming" based on the years difference btwn the movement and case dates.

JP
Posted August 5, 2014 - 2:30pm

I see what you mean about the retaining ring. It was not made to fit this case.

Unknown for now.

William Smith
Posted January 7, 2015 - 8:04pm

This one should be Non-Conforming, if we keep the record at all.  Long time btwn mvnt and case dates.

JimDon5822
Posted March 15, 2020 - 3:51pm

The case and dial matches the 1957 Bulova Kirkwood from the 1957 Line book BAWD0132 Page 44 of 162. Note he line book has a prism'd crystal causing the 3 and 9 hour markers to split.   Based on the 1948 date of the movement it must be a replaced movement.  1957 Kirkwood case with non-conforming movement.

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