Bulova 1954 Phantom

Submitted by Erik O'Neal on June 1, 2022 - 5:39pm
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I wish I had more information on this one, but I can't find anyone who will take the liability to open it up so I can get pictures and information from the inside. I'm hoping your experts see something that can help me identify a time period and maybe a model? Thank you

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Posted June 1, 2022 - 5:59pm

Nice watch, thanks for sharing. The L4 on case back dates your watch as 1954. Based on this ad, it's a

1954 Phantom that has had the original text cleaned off the dial.


Erik O'Neal
Posted June 1, 2022 - 6:09pm

Thanks, if it's good enough for Bob Hope, it's good enough for me!!!

Posted June 1, 2022 - 6:14pm

In reply to by Erik O'Neal

Is the case yellow or silver in color? That will help identify the name variant letter. It appears to be yellow, in which case, with a white dial it's a "C". There were 4 variants of this one as seen below in the 1955-1957 Linebook.


1954 Bulova Phantom "C"

Posted June 1, 2022 - 7:54pm

Nice Phantom "C"

This is a press fit case. The bezel separates from the stainless case (with crystal and crown). You would then have to remove the crystal and the two-piece stem in order to access the movement.

Erik O'Neal
Posted June 1, 2022 - 8:46pm

It is yellow and a fitcase, yes. Thank you

Posted June 1, 2022 - 9:21pm

1954 Bulova Phantom "C" is a good match.

Kathy L.
Posted June 2, 2022 - 8:51am

Very nice.  Nice ad and linebook matches Bob.

1954 Bulova Phantom "C"