Bulova 1951 Cambridge

Submitted by pb6t4b on
Manufacture Year
1951
Movement Date Code
L1
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
4908240
Case shape
Rectangle
Case color
Yellow
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
1951 Beau Brummell
pb6t4b
Posted August 23, 2023 - 9:51pm

This 1951 Beau Brummell was given to my brother many years ago.  He had it cleaned and lubricated and keeps perfect time.  Can anyone help identify the jewels on the watch face?  Were the jewels real or imitation?

JimDon5822
Posted August 23, 2023 - 9:58pm

Wonderful that you have your brothers watch.   It does match the 1951 Bulova Beau Brummell.   The rubies are listed as Simulated in the ad while the others are listed as "white stones".  

pb6t4b
Posted August 23, 2023 - 11:40pm

In reply to by JimDon5822

Thank you.  I will work on getting a better picture to post.  It is quite an exquisite piece. 

Geoff Baker
Posted August 23, 2023 - 10:15pm

1951 Bulova Beau Brummell is a good match

Kathy L.
Posted August 24, 2023 - 1:10am

A wonderful model and the stones are simulated.

1951 Bulova Beau Brummell

mybulova_admin
Posted August 25, 2023 - 12:40am

According to the linebook 1957_LineBook_BAWD0132.pdf (which includes some 1951 models), this watch is listed as a Bulova Cambridge

1951 Bulova Cambridge

The linebook page this watch was listed on also includes the 1951 Bulova Berkshire.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 25, 2023 - 11:05am

Good match, Stephen! Well done! It would appear this previously named Beau was renamed

1951 Cambridge

1955mercury
Posted August 25, 2023 - 3:09pm

They apparently changed the dial a little too and added a square around the seconds hand in 1951. This is an all original 1950 Beau Brummel that I've been working on and it doesn't have the square. Another interesting thing I found out, the cannon pinion and hour wheel in the Beau Brummel are taller than the ones in the Squadron models. This one had a broken staff on the 4th wheel and it would not come out of the cannon pinion. I put a new 4th wheel in it and tried an hour wheel and cannon pinion from a Squadron movement and the hands wouldn't clear the stones on the dial. 

1950 Beau Brummel