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Bulova 1959 Bulova 23

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Interesting 1959 Bulova "23" in white gold RGP with snap on stainless back. Dial is a silver/charcoal grey and has a pattern like the grooves in a vinyl record. Band is a period Baldwin scissor replacement. I haven't attempted to open this one up for fear of damage. Does not show any evidence it has ever been opened.

I have included a 1959 ad snippet that appears to be the same watch although it makes no reference to dial or variant; just "new ultra-thin".

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1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
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Panel Member
Posted July 15, 2018 - 11:10am

1959 Bulova 23 match with ad

Geoff Baker
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Posted July 21, 2018 - 7:13am

Hmm, I'm wondering whether a charcoal dial was put in a white case. I want to look around a bit on this one.

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Posted July 24, 2018 - 6:43am

This is actually the second one of these with identical dial I have owned. I passed the other to my brother. There are currently only 2 watches in the Db (Bulova 23 - no variant) in this case. A 1959 and 1960. Both have this same dial (charcoal).

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 24, 2018 - 10:19am

Charcoal or slate, I love these dials!

I agree with 1959 Bulove 23.


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Posted July 24, 2018 - 11:30am

Agree with Bulova 23, I could not find a variant for this one.

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Kathy L.
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Posted July 24, 2018 - 1:57pm

1959 Bulova 23.  Nice looking watch, really like the dial.