Description:  1950 Photo Watch

Model Name

Photo Watch (also known as Photo Flip-Up Watch)

Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, outside case, movement, dial, crown

Case Signature Format

Inside - "Bulova, Fifth Ave, New York"

Outside - "Bulova"


8AC, 17 Jewels, no adjustments indicated

Movement Date Code


Case Material Description

10K Rolled Gold Plate (yellow with white gold engraving on bezel)

Case Dimensions

39.75mm lug to lug x 21.7mm without crown

(24.25 without lugs)

Case Type

Upper portion of rectangular case flips up and is attached to a hinged back panel, where a photograph can be placed for display

Crystal Specifications

21.3mm x 18.8mm, rectangular (G-S CMX324-6)

Other Details

This case has two "outside" levels.  The very outer level has no signature, but the next level has the typical outside signature, along with a signature inside the case back, next to the movement.

NOTES:  Although there is no vintage ad showing this watch, it's very distinctive style reveals its name.  It is shown in the "Complete Price Guide to Watches", as shown below, and it is identified by name in G-S Crystal Catalog No. 52.

1950 Photo Watch