Bulova 1957 Surfmaster

Submitted by Stinky_Sullivan on February 20, 2024 - 10:23am
Manufacture Year
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G-S CMS660?
Watch Description

1957 Bulova Surfmaster “A”
Shadow Dial
SN C192640

17j 10BUC

I ended up with this watch by accident. I saw the movement on eBay with an opening bid of $5 and $5 shipping. I bid so I wouldn’t forget about it. I expected to have to raise my bid to get it. I looked at it a couple hours before it ended. I was going to raise my bid in the last few seconds but I forgot. I ended up winning. The next day I wanted to find out what model the dial went on so I searched eBay for 10BUC and found an NOS case that I had already been watching for weeks and the description said the 10BUC fit the case. Since the case had an L7 date code I searched the database for any square cased watch with the 10BUC around 1957. That’s when I found the Surfmaster. I immediately bought the case. So I now have a watch with a case that basically never existed as a complete watch until now.

I also have a Surfmaster “B” and I must say the design of using the screws to secure the case is one of the worst ideas Bulova has ever had. The Albatross case is pretty bad as well.

1957 Bulova Surfmaster “A” dial
1957 Bulova Surfmaster “A” case back
1957 Bulova Surfmaster “A” NOS case
1957 Bulova Surfmaster “A” line book
Posted February 20, 2024 - 4:59pm

Nice find...Surfmaster "A" looks to be a good match.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 20, 2024 - 9:23pm

1957 Bulova Surfmaster A

Kathy L.
Posted February 21, 2024 - 11:56am

Nice snag!

1957 Bulova Surfmaster "A"