Bulova 1948 Co Ed "A"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9095722
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I picked this up from a listing that said it came from an estate sale and appears it came from the original owner with box, guarantee and even a little gift card.  It is in pristine condition and the band is in great shape and looks to be original.  It has a 10KGP bezel and stainless back. 

For the ID, I am thinking Co-ed "A" based on the band and the ads.  However, there are ads for Janet and Marie that look very close.  In some ads you can see Janet has etching on the case and I came across one on eBay that I will post in the comments with the owner's permission.  Marie also seems to have etching on the case and different lugs in a close up I found.  In some ads they look identical to Co-ed.  Will look forward to hearing what you all think.  Thank you!

 

 

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Kathy L.
Posted June 10, 2018 - 11:09am

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A photo showing the band and other items that came with it.

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Kathy L.
Posted June 10, 2018 - 11:13am

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And a Janet ad showing etching detail.  And Marie showing detail.

 

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Kathy L.
Posted June 10, 2018 - 11:18am

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Full 1948 Ad

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 10, 2018 - 12:54pm

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Hey Kathy, Janet and Marie are close, but no cigar......I think you nailed it with Co-Ed "A" right down to the original band. I love finding them like this in the original box with paperwork. A lucky score! :o)

Sometimes the outer cardboard box lid is end stamped with contents ID, is this the case this time?

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Kathy L.
Posted June 10, 2018 - 2:53pm

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Thank you : )  No unfortunately there is no writing or stamps on the box at all.  The only thing added is the name of the jeweler on the guarantee.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 11, 2018 - 1:04am

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I'm certainly in agreement with a 1948 Bulova Co-Ed 'A' being the yellow gold version. The dial is in wonderful condition.

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Kathy L.
Posted June 12, 2018 - 12:27pm

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Thank you.  I took a chance with it because the photos were not very clear in the listing and was happy with the condition when it arrived : )

jabs
Posted June 11, 2018 - 4:40am

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1948 Bulova Co-Ed "A" is good vote

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Kathy L.
Posted June 12, 2018 - 12:27pm

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Thank you : )

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Andersok
Posted June 12, 2018 - 12:39pm

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I still have not figured out the differences between the three, as the characteristics are not always consistent. I am good with Co-Ed 'A'. Nice example!