Bulova 1952 Calendar

Submitted by tomprobkins on
Manufacture Year
1952
Movement Model
10BMCD
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
-
Case shape
Round
Case color
Yellow
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
31.4mm
Gender
Mens
Watch Description

This is a truly unique piece. It is the first windowed calendar watch made by Bulova, and the first by any american watchmaker. There was one previously made by “Champ” for Bulova in the 1930s, but this appears to be the first factory calendar watch.  The watch is in remarkable condition. It is currently running and keeping excellent time (the date wheel has been adjusted, I need to get a new picture).

1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
tomprobkins
Posted September 16, 2016 - 2:55pm

Movement is actually a 10CBCD.

1955mercury
Posted September 17, 2016 - 8:52pm

In reply to by tomprobkins

Could you possibly get a close up photo of the movement. I've never seen a 10CBCD. Thanks.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 17, 2016 - 12:49am

Bulova were making Calendar watches back in the early 30s. Very few however hit the market, if any at all.

http://www.mybulova.com/forums/first-calendar-model-bulova

1932 Bulova Calendar watch

See the post about my 1932 Bulova Calendar. We also have a few adverts showing one or two variations of this early calendr watch model.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 17, 2016 - 7:24am

I guess we would call it "Calendar"

jabs
Posted September 17, 2016 - 7:36am

+1

Andersok
Posted September 17, 2016 - 9:34am

1952 Calendar

tomprobkins
Posted September 17, 2016 - 6:20pm

I love that 32 Bulova, I have almost the same watch in a Mimo and Bucherer, same time frame, but the Bulova's are hard to come by!

mybulova_admin
Posted December 17, 2020 - 5:22am

Just found and purchased a 1951 version and can advise that the movement is in fact a 10BMCD