Bulova 1959 -Unknown

Submitted by mart1n888 on May 1, 2024 - 12:04pm
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This little one '59 got many similarity with many model but im very not sure.... And to not help she got a '60 movement that i dont trust the legit.

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Posted May 1, 2024 - 8:45pm

Closest match I can find is the Iris model, but it seems to be lacking the engravings at the top of the lugs.

Example here

Posted May 1, 2024 - 8:55pm

In reply to by Andersok

The exemple you show me must be the gold one and mine is realy white so i think that i got IRIS (c) the exemple in gold with no engravures on top lugs  seem to be the other one (b). maybe.

Posted May 2, 2024 - 4:30am

In reply to by mart1n888

oups, mine could be the (c) one and the other must be the (a) one.....on his back case picture we can clearly see the back case is white and the rest of his watch is gold ....... i think the exemple was wrong listed

Posted May 2, 2024 - 5:09am

100% agree with Ken. The watch is a near perfect match for a Bulova Iris "C" except for the top and botton engraving near the 12 and 6.

I wonder if this is a custom engraving. The Iris looks to have a plain flat surface where the engraving is.

Posted May 2, 2024 - 5:18am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

exemple Ken shown is a 1958. mine is a 1959. the Ken exemple should be wrong listed cause on back case picture we see the color grey on back case and the rest of the watch is gold. 

just take a look at this please.

Posted May 3, 2024 - 12:16am

In reply to by mart1n888

Both your watch and the watch Ken referenced are 10K 'white' Rolled Gold Plate case front and back.

The obvious difference is the engraving. Could be another Iris variant, but for now I recommend we ID as "Unknown".

Posted May 2, 2024 - 5:22am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

probably the engraving maltese cross appear on 1959 like mine ...... maybe ?

Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2024 - 10:37am

Very nice watch.  I didn't find a match yet.