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Bulova 1957 Senator

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1957 Bulova Senator 17j Manual Wind

* Water Proof *

Chrome Bezel-Stainless Steel Back

Cream Colored Matte Dial w/Radium Circle

Siver Colored Markers & Numbers

Silver Colored Luminous Hour-Minute Hand

Blue Steel Sweep Second Hand

Shock Resistant, Anti-Magnetic


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Posted March 31, 2011 - 7:11pm

I think we had a watch previously added that we believed was named in accordance with a feature of the watch and not the actual model name, due to the lack on knowledge from the advertiser.

Do we think that this is the case here as well? I have a feeling that they didn't know the model name so just labelled it 'Waterproof', which was probably stamped on the backcase.

Anyone agree or disagree?

Posted March 31, 2011 - 9:02pm


It looks just like the dial on my 61' Sea King

Hands appear slightly different, textured verses 2-tone, no "waterproof" on the dial, and the luminous dots are inside instead of outside the nimbers, but that might be just a change from 57' to 61'

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Wayne Hanley
Posted April 1, 2011 - 12:39am

Here is the 1959 Senator ad that I had a brain fart with trying to figger why they made identical looking watches with different names. I do believe that my watch is a Senator. However, my watch doesn't have gold outlined luminous but, silver outlined luminous hands are the only difference. So give me a concencus on changing it to Senator.


Thanks, nice try. These chrome bezels are not in the least bit corrosion proof, should have been all stainless. I would not make a good Sea King.


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Posted April 1, 2011 - 12:49am

Senator it is for me.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 26, 2011 - 12:49pm

I'm still looking to find one of the bands with the leather insert. Great Find on this ad Mr Plains! Thanks