Bulova 1957 Senator

Submitted by plainsmen on October 23, 2011 - 12:45pm
C
Manufacture Year
1957
Movement Model
Unknown
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
G32008D
Case shape
Round
Additional Information

Gold plate bezel with a stainless steel back.  Year is determined by the caseback.  Can't seem to get the back off.  Frustrating but I'm not going to force it to hard. Jewels is a guesstimate as all these round watches from the 50's seem to be 17 Jewels unless 23 or 30's. Would love to see if that blemish on the dial could be helped.. but then of course I'd need to get the caseback off!

1957 Bulova Unknown
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shooter144
Posted October 23, 2011 - 2:16pm

PoP the damn thing off

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted October 23, 2011 - 2:30pm

haha, Yes grow a set.

In the last image You will see a lip, upper right lug.

plainsmen
Posted October 23, 2011 - 7:55pm

I'm tell you kids... I've pried on that thing.... thought i was going to snap a lug off... it's not showing love for the ol' Plains.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 23, 2011 - 8:01pm

Did you give it a kiss and a cuddle first...or just go straight in for the kill. :-)

That lip that Mark pointed at the 1 o'clock position out will be the key.

Good luck dude!

mybulova_admin
Posted October 23, 2011 - 8:13pm

Will probably be 17J.....Clipper of sorts maybe. Will look through the ads tonight.

Wayne Hanley
Posted October 24, 2011 - 3:57am

I have a round L2 with same setup on the back case. I use a 6 inch HELIX stainless steel ruler on this type case. The ruler is flexible & has a cork strip on the back that you can use against the lug. Also works great on the 20s & 30s watches.

Case looks like Royal Clipper. Dial & hands are not RC.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted October 24, 2011 - 6:09am

Nope nothing in the 1950s ads.

JimDon5822
Posted February 17, 2020 - 10:47pm

Looks like a 1957 Senator C based on this line book listing.

 

1957 Senator C 1957 Linebook

jabs
Posted February 18, 2020 - 2:58am

1957 Bulova Senator "C" 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 18, 2020 - 3:38am

A near perfect match for the 1957 Bulova Senator "C". I'm not sure if the band made a difference, but for now it at least gives it a model name.