Bulova 1948 Franklin

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8631459
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
22.4 X 22.32
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is a 1948 Bulova. It's 14k rose RGP bezel with a stainless steel back. I'm guessing it's a 1948 American Clipper because of the recess in the dial for the sub-second hand, but I would like an expert to confirm it. Other than that it looks like a Franklin to me......................................

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DarHin
Posted March 25, 2013 - 2:09pm

'48 Franklin

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bobbee
Posted March 25, 2013 - 3:00pm

Agreed, Franklin.
Pink gold is the "B".

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1955mercury
Posted March 25, 2013 - 4:01pm

Thanks guys. One more question. Did Bulova use the Index style hands on the Franklin or have mine been changed at some time? I want it to be as original as possible.

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bobbee
Posted March 25, 2013 - 5:50pm

Looking at the ads, the Franklin shown in them are the Yellow gold A, and have what look like Dauphine hands, but usually pink or rose gold watches generally have black or blued hands, but yours are yellow.

bourg01
Posted March 25, 2013 - 11:39pm

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Agreed with the Franklin ID. My call on the hands would that they should be silver like the hour markers, maybe index but Bulova was using Moderan, and Dauphine hands more towards the 50's so I'd have to agree with Bobbee on that note. If you can't find silver, then I'd go with the bluesteel hands.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 26, 2013 - 5:49am

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Franklin

JP
Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:22pm

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Franklin

plainsmen
Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:47pm

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Franklin

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William Smith
Posted March 27, 2013 - 12:09am

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Franklin