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Bulova 1957 Navigator

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Model: 

11ACC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

B985042

Case shape: 

Round

Crystal Details: 

PA444-10

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1957 Navigator

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1957 Navigator-Front
1957 Navigator-Movement
1957 Navigator-Back
Bulova Watch advert
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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 8, 2019 - 11:08am

Nice, Looks like a good match to me. Lug shape appears to have changed after 1956, and in 1957 they went from stepped to smooth transition into case as seen here.

1957 Bulova Navigator

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Andersok
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Posted July 8, 2019 - 11:42am

It looks as though there were two options on this case/dial design. The pricelists show two models associated with reference#281, the Navigator C and the Storm King B, both at $45. I've found a 1957 ad for both and one 1958 for the SK.

I'm not seeing a difference. Perhaps there is a dial difference, smooth vs patterned. The Navigator ad does mention a textured dial.

jabs
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Posted July 8, 2019 - 2:02pm

1957 Bulova Navigator

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted July 8, 2019 - 3:46pm

I will go with Navaigator for now with the ad mentioning the textured dial.

1957 Bulova Navigator

Geoff Baker
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Posted July 8, 2019 - 9:42pm

1957 Bulova Navigator

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 8, 2019 - 10:58pm

1957 Navigator works for me.