Bulova 1948 -Non-Conforming

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Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1485741
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
18.64 X 21.09
Additional Information: 

A franken watch I think. Changed movement to 8AH. The case date shows 2009, overcleaned dial, cleaned Bulova sig.

 

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1948 Bulova Non-Conforming watch
1948 Bulova watch
Daca102090
Posted March 6, 2017 - 1:12am

If the case is marked A9, that is actually 1949.

1948 (A8) and 1949 (A9) were the first years they used the letter to designate the decade for date codes.

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whyer
Posted March 6, 2017 - 2:01am

well I'll be, the chart I looked at indicated A for 2000.

I appreciate the input.

 

Jack

Daca102090
Posted March 6, 2017 - 2:58am

The case looks like it is a Brigadier model and matches the jewel count.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1949-brigadier-7063

 

 

Andersok
Posted March 11, 2017 - 3:44pm

Panel Member

The models that used this case (Brigadier, Douglas, Ambassador) all had 21 jewel movements. None of them had this style of dial with the two-tone center area. I would say this watch is not of original parts; the movement is dated to 1946, case is dated to 1949, wrong jewel count, wrong dial. I am leaning towards this being non-conforming.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 12, 2017 - 4:48am

Club 5000Panel Member

I don't see anything matching it either, I guess I hadn't considered non-conforming but Ken makes a good case.