Bulova 1948 Duo Wind

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Model: 
11AAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
None
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
30mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I guessed at the year based on movement model. Wondering about this case, did Bulova produce salesmans display watches, or is this possibly a marriage? Case diameter about 33mm, case back appears to be base metal or similar composition, with acrylic crystal. Movement has small 48 marking on winding rotor, and either BXW or 8XW on balance bridge. Only markings I can find.

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JP
Posted January 28, 2013 - 10:46pm

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Looks like a Jordan maybe or could be and Ashford.

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William Smith
Posted January 28, 2013 - 11:50pm

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Small 48 on winding rotor suggests 1948 movement.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 29, 2013 - 5:44am

48 where?

1951 DUO - WIND

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William Smith
Posted January 29, 2013 - 6:14pm

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Gary noted in the additional comments section:

"Movement has small 48 marking on winding rotor, and either BXW or 8XW on balance bridge. Only markings I can find."

I couldn't make out the movement pic to confirm.

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bobbee
Posted January 29, 2013 - 5:58am

Are there any markings on the case back, inside or out, that could give a clue to the date, like a letter followed by a number?

JustGary
Posted January 29, 2013 - 11:56am

No markings on case.

plainsmen
Posted January 29, 2013 - 11:07pm

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Yep.... I'm with Mark... Duo-Wind

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William Smith
Posted January 30, 2013 - 5:59am

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Looks like Duo Wind to me. What year do we give subject watch?  Clear/modified case back so no help there.  The only thing w/ a date is the movement- 1948  Plains ad above is 1950.

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bobbee
Posted January 30, 2013 - 6:27am

Oldest ad for the Duo-wind I have seen is 1950.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 30, 2013 - 8:26am

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I can go Duo Wind only if the case is dated. If the case isn't dated it appears to be a 1948 Unknown