Bulova 1954 Neptune

Submitted by Lonny on March 20, 2024 - 11:25pm
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18k Gold mesh watch band. Water Tite is written on the back as well as Anti magnetic. Watch is in great condition, except the gold band is a little kinked. The watch winds itself with the wearer's arm movement. 

1954 Bulova 18k
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Kathy L.
Posted March 21, 2024 - 10:41am

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing your watch with us.  The band is most likely a replacement band, I believe your watch is gold filled and a gold filled expansion band would have been used originally.  1955-57 linebook

1955/56 linebook

Neptune linebook 1955/56

1954 Bulova Neptune

Kathy L.
Posted March 21, 2024 - 10:47am

An ad from Messenger-Inquirer Wed, Jan 05, 1955 ·Page 2 fits the 1954 date code. 

Messenger-Inquirer Wed, Jan 05, 1955 ·Page 2

Posted March 21, 2024 - 1:39pm

Nice one, congrats! It appears this Neptune variant is a first for the database. Well found, Kathy, I agree.

1954 Neptune on a replacement band.

Posted March 21, 2024 - 4:22pm

"The watch winds itself with the wearer's arm movement."

Are you sure about that Lonny?

Posted March 21, 2024 - 10:18pm

In reply to by 1955mercury

That is what I was told by my grandfather whose watch it was. To be honest, I know very little about this timepiece, which is why I joined the forum. I welcome any information you may have about its function and history. 

Posted March 22, 2024 - 6:56am

In reply to by Lonny

I'm not 100% sure, Lonny, but Bulova usually put "self-winding" on the dial or the case back on watches with that function. I think you will have to manually wind this one. 

Posted March 21, 2024 - 5:43pm

Neptune is a good match

Geoff Baker
Posted March 21, 2024 - 9:06pm

1954 Bulova Neptune