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Just picked up this little beauty in a Long Island antique shop for $35. Date code is L8 (1958) and it is stamped '10kt Rolled Gold Plate' on case back outer and 'Bulova 5th Ave New York" on case back inner. I wound it up at the antique shop to make sure it worked and keept it running for 3 days to see how it kept time. It seems to keep perfect time|>. Came on a Spiedel band but have it ona a leather strap now. Will send it out to be serviced soon. No scratches on crystal means it's most likely a replacement. 32mm case (34mm at crown) 40mm long with lugs, makes it about the same size as my 50's Benrus. Just figured I would share some photos and see if you had any comments. :thanks











 

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As usual, congratulations for choosing Bulova. 50s Bulovas were well made and because they are relatively numerous, it's still fairly easy to get parts for them if they need repair.
A watch with a subsecond was definitely a conservative purchase in the late 1950s, but this is a nice one.
 

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Nice find! A few months ago, I got a 1952 Bulova from ebay for around $130. Steel. I love it and has the cool lugs. I recently got a custom made leather strap for it. I'm happy.
 

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Nice find! A few months ago, I got a 1952 Bulova from ebay for around $130. Steel. I love it and has the cool lugs. I recently got a custom made leather strap for it. I'm happy.
I was really happy with this deal, the guy wanted $50 and I told him I could only go $35 on it. He said 'No I will keep it for that' and put it back in the case. I only had $60 with me and I had already agreed to buy a early 80's Wostok Russian diver for $20. I think he wanted to deal:roll:. Once he figured out I was not going to offer more he said...Umm Ok $35 is good. With tax I walked out with just change in my pocket and two classic watches|>.

Ray, thanks for the nice comments:thanks, it must have been well cared for. I was just lucky to find it. Seems so odd the dealer had no idea what any of his watches were and now the best two are with a true WIS. I may go back next time I am down there and buy the 70's Poljot he had. I really need to look at the pocket watches too...he had a bunch of them. With what I learn here, I may actually know what to look for.|>
 
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