Bulova 1959 President

3/10 votes
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Not a lot of info on this one, I snapped these pics in a hurry after the customer showed me his watch. I originally thought it was an interesting example of how things can morph. I hadn't encountered the watch before, and I assumed the difference in the lugs was a repair, but as shown below, it is not.  

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Reverend Rob 1960 Bulova President 7 3 2014
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Posted July 1, 2014 - 12:04pm

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This is one of the Presidents models. The lugs may have been repaired but they are original in design.

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 1, 2014 - 12:42pm

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Shawn, are you saying that this is how it is supposed to look? 

I just noticed that the header says 1959, but my input was 1960.

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Posted July 1, 2014 - 5:45pm

That's a nasty re-dial too, with the wrong hands.

This is how they shoud look, like my baby!

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Posted July 1, 2014 - 6:18pm

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Now, that is different. What a curious watch. 

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Posted July 1, 2014 - 7:11pm

There is a Beau Brummel model with this layout.

Also mine!   http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1960-beau-brummel-4427

Very rare.





Geoff Baker
Posted July 2, 2014 - 5:51am

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No questions here, it's a President. Great looking watch, I like this one a lot.

BTW the dates are off by one year between the form view and the header for all watches added recently. I'm sure admin will get around to fixing that soon.

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 2, 2014 - 10:58am

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Oh, snap. Now I have to get one. Rare, you say?

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Posted July 2, 2014 - 12:43pm

I haven't seen another Beau in this case, but you occasionally see the President.

This model was the flagship of the 1960 line, highest priced too.

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William Smith
Posted July 2, 2014 - 3:21pm

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I'm good w/ President.  Redial and different hands, but no biggie.  Doubt that placement of the 23 jewels on dial make it a different model LOL.