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Bulova 1957 Pelham

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.68

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Model: 

11AC

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6295906

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Crystal Details: 

24.4 x 21.4

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Believe this to be a 1957 Gedney, based on Lisa's conclusion for an identical watch:

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1950-1959/a1957-gedney/

No ads supporting this hypothesis.

Mike

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mirtlem 1957 Bulova Unknown 10 04 2014
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bobbee
Posted September 30, 2014 - 5:37pm

Unknown.

Geoff Baker
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Posted October 1, 2014 - 5:43am

Yeah, I'm going Unknown too. I'll take crystal specs as confirmation but not as primary ID.

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William Smith
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Posted October 1, 2014 - 6:27am

Unknown, but a close second would be tentative Gedney. Am I seeing an L7  on both the 17 jewel mvnt and the outside case back?

mirtlem
Posted October 1, 2014 - 8:47am

Looks like L7 to me, will have more info when this unknown soldier arrives.

Mike

plainsmen
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Posted October 1, 2014 - 10:53pm

I dunno this watch either.  Almost looks Senatorish, but heck... Gedney crystal fits, it could be that as well.  We need an ad!  Hah.

jabs
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Posted October 2, 2014 - 5:11am

Unknown for now

mirtlem
Posted October 2, 2014 - 1:09pm

Proof that this model existed at least until 1959. Note the different crystal, this could help provide more info, if the crystal catalogs carry that kind of detail.

Mike

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William Smith
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Posted October 2, 2014 - 4:24pm

Thanks Mike...and your example is housing a SWISS movement (BXW). Is this your watch?  Is it in the watch database?  please adn thnaks

mirtlem
Posted October 2, 2014 - 4:34pm

No, this 1959 example was found browsing the interwebs for more info on the one I bought. I didn't think it appropriate to include it in the watch database since I don't own it, but didn't see any issue with displaying it as "another example" in the comments section.

Mike

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William Smith
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Posted October 4, 2014 - 5:26am

I remembered, we have three 1953 ads for a Gedney model here.  Quite a different beast, and only three years apart from subject watch if we are using crystal specs.