Bulova 1956 Navigator

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JP owns this watch. 

Outside Case Back:  Bulova Watch Co, Stainless Steel Back, Anti-Magnetic, Shock Resistant, Waterproof (w/ star insignia). 
Inside Case Back:  Bulova Watch Co, Case Made In France
Movement:  11ACC 17 jewel with L6 stamped on it.

The entire watch is stainless and the key in the photos is the key to open the waterproof back and it is stamped Bulova Watch Company made in France. The dial is white background with silver linnen dots. Numerals are raised silver and hands are silver luminous with blued sweep second hand. Watch runs well and seems to keep pretty good time according to the timer. About +- 1 minute per 24 hours.

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 5:50am

Posted January 18, 2013 - 5:41pm

L6 on movement and 5 for first number of case serial number.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 9:43am

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Good call Mark, looks like the date could be 54,55 or 56 to me. Just too hard to make out.

Navigator works for me if the date is right.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 5:43pm

Mark, you have one of these too. Do you want me to send you my case opener and you can send it back when you'r finished??

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William Smith
Posted January 18, 2013 - 5:57pm

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I'm on my cellphone. I'll update info on this watch which JP has provided when I return home.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 11:20pm

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Geoff Baker
Posted January 19, 2013 - 6:19am

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Navigator - but whose is it John or Will?

Posted January 19, 2013 - 9:34am

It's mine, but if memory serves me Mark has one too.

Thanks for the help fellas.

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William Smith
Posted January 19, 2013 - 3:28pm

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JP  I'm not seeing the pic of the case back opening tool.  The 4th picture in root record (stamped Bulova Watch Company, Made in France) looks like the inside of the case back, not a tool/key.

...and 1956 Navigator from me too.

Posted January 19, 2013 - 6:26pm

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Agreed here as well. Navigator