Bulova 1945 -Unknown

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The back outside of the case reads "10K gold filled" and "Bulova", in addition to the engraved initials. The inside of the case is engraved "Bulova" "Fifth Avenue" "New York". The face of the movement is pearl colored; the hands and numbers are gold colored. No alpha-numeric date code on the back.

Info on the inside of the movement includes: the movement model in a small rectangle, either 68K or 6BK. 17 jewels, unadjusted, swiss 48. Couldn't find a date code symbol.

There's lots of info and pat numbers on the claps if anyone is interested.

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1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
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Reverend Rob
Posted August 15, 2017 - 12:10am

Panel Member

Hi Heather, welcome to My Bulova!

The date code is 48 which in this case means 1948. They did this for '48 and '49, and in 1950 went to a letter code.

I think it looks quite a bit like a Margot, can you confirm how many tiny diamonds we are seeing here?

Is it 2 or 4?



Posted August 15, 2017 - 5:25am

Panel Member

Margo does not respond, let's go on

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 15, 2017 - 11:31am

Panel Member

I was basing that observation on this ad, not exact to be sure. 

Posted August 23, 2017 - 5:10pm

I think you mean the tiny diamonds on the decorative case? It looks like 4 total to me...2 at top and 2 at the bottom :)

Geoff Baker
Posted August 16, 2017 - 6:19am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Heather, thanks for adding your watch, it's beautiful. The bracelet might not be original to the watch so the information on it is probably not relevant. I've looked through the adverts we have on site and don't really see anything that matches. It's hard to imagine that for all the advertising Bulova did in the 1940's we don't find a match. For now...

1948 Unknown

Posted August 23, 2017 - 7:27am

Panel Member

Close resemblance to the ad, but I don't think it is a match. Going with Unknown for now.

Posted August 23, 2017 - 5:15pm

Thanks everyone!

I was thinking maybe a 1948 Juliana?...Based on the 1946 and 1947 Juliana's in your database that look really close. I didn't find anything exactly matching either in your resources, but those Juliana's seemed the closest to me!

Geoff Baker
Posted August 24, 2017 - 6:24am

Club 5000Panel Member

There certainly are similarities Heather but alas they do not match. I'm afraid we have to tag your watch as Unknown.