A couple of old Bulovas
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    A couple of old Bulovas

    Grandfather's Bulova 23 retirement watch from about 1960, well-used and still running. seems to have it all- sunburst dial, fancy lugs, pie crust bezel, six adjustments. the case is approx 30mm, and the band is a typical speidel twist-of-flex of later vintage
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    my first watch, 1969 Bulova Sea King. this was gift I received in the mid 1970s. approx 33mm case. sadly it is not currently running, but it will eventually be serviced and put on a brown or tan leather strap (if I can find something suitable in a 17mm width)
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    Re: A couple of old Bulovas

    Very nice Bulovas.
    Especially I like the blue one. I think it would be great looking on a blue leather as well. Like this
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    Re: A couple of old Bulovas

    Nice Bulova watches you have. Your grandfather's Bulova 23 was the more expensive version of the Bulova 23 line. The regular Bulova 23 watches were not adjusted. The more expensive ones were adjusted in 6 positions making it more accurate at time of purchase.

    The date the watch was made can be found by looking for the date code on the case back. The Bulova 23 should be Lx(the x being a number) or a Mx for ether the 1950's(L) or 1960's (M)

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    Re: A couple of old Bulovas

    thanks for the info. the date code is really really small on that one, and is L5... putting it a bit earlier than what I thought (retirement was 1961, iwrc)

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    Re: A couple of old Bulovas

    A wonderful family heirloom wristwatch. Thanks for sharing.

    Le temps est un grand maître, dit-on; le malheur est qu'il soit un maître inhumain qui tue ses élèves.
    Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. ~Louis Hector Berlioz

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