Bulova 1956 Kirkwood

Submitted by denupnorth on April 4, 2015 - 6:02pm
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17.18X21.45MM curved one way
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1956 Bulova  Case back:10K ROLLED GOLG PLATE,BULOVA,L6 and serial #  Inside case back:BULOVA,FI FTH AVE,NEW YORK  8AC movement is dated L6  Dial has applied gold 12 and squares and darts for the other #'s,sub seconds is just a crosshair.  Unsigned crown.  I didn't find an example of this one in the database or in the ads but Lisa has one ine her database marked as unknown.Pretty distinctive case with those camel humps on each side.

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Posted April 4, 2015 - 9:37pm

I think this one is still an unknown Den. Since Bulova made a "Winston" and a "Marlboro" maybe this one is the "Camel". Just joking. I've never seen an ad for this one.

Posted April 4, 2015 - 10:27pm

Like wise

William Smith
Posted April 4, 2015 - 11:52pm

I've seen the case from front side before, but never the back, so I thought it may be another makers case w/ a marriage.  Looks all Bulova to me.  Haven't seen any ads for it though, so I'm at Unknown, but there could be something new in the 1950's decades forum newspaper ads.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 5, 2015 - 6:08am

Looks like Bulova tried to incorporate every conceivable design element into this one. Even the case back has style! THREE different dial marker types and then there are the humps......

I've looked everywhere, I find four or five of his brothers in the Unknown dB. Here's one Gary posted a year back. Ken found an advert match but it's unnamed. 


Unknown, cool watch.

Posted April 5, 2015 - 7:17am

Still no ad to confirm the name for this one, Unknown for now

Posted April 5, 2015 - 9:27am

Unknown for me too

William Smith
Posted April 7, 2015 - 6:27pm

yep...still Unknown from me.

Posted April 27, 2015 - 3:06pm

There's another one of these for sale on the Bay right now;a 54 model from Israel.Someday we'll surely find an ad for these beauties.