Bulova 1950 Baxter

1/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

  Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Watchmaker's Estate. I opened up a box that had some NOS cases and dials, and THIS was mixed in with it!

I don't know what it is. It is ALL BULOVA, right down to the original strap! The tag is marked "CROMWELL". Is there such an Animal?

The flip side of the tag has the price $49.50. Appears to take an 8AC or 8AE movement.

Anyone have any ideas??

Thanks, Jeff

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
mybulova_admin
Posted June 28, 2011 - 7:50pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Nice find. The case is similar to the AA series and I love the original Bulova leather band.

timerestoration's picture
timerestoration
Posted June 29, 2011 - 7:50am

 Thanks. Is there a record of a BULOVA "CROMWELL" that anyone knows of?

Geoff Baker
Posted June 29, 2011 - 12:59pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Jeff - I submit that you have the best record there is. You have the original hang tag! There can be no doubt with what you have that Bulova made a model called the Cromwell. The only thing that could possibly be debated is if that tag came from the factory on that watch, in other words YES Bulova made a Cromwell but is THIS a Cromwell? I vote that it is.

geoff

timerestoration's picture
timerestoration
Posted June 29, 2011 - 2:14pm

 Thanks Geoff,

That was the only BULOVA in the box, so I don't think the tag could have gotten mixed up with another Bulova. I wish I knew what the correct hands were... I'd like to put in an age appropriate movement and restore it!

timerestoration's picture
timerestoration
Posted June 30, 2011 - 10:13am

I just found this corroborating evidence, and, it fits my case. Is this enough to rate 3 stars?! 

timerestoration's picture
timerestoration
Posted July 6, 2011 - 1:25pm

 Anyone have a guess as to the correct hands... I am getting ready to complete this Beauty!

OldTicker
Posted July 7, 2011 - 10:01am

Here is a picture of one with gold Fils style hands, they seem to look right for the era.

 

 

timerestoration's picture
timerestoration
Posted July 8, 2011 - 7:55am

 Thanks a lot!! Do you happen to know what movement is in it?

timerestoration's picture
timerestoration
Posted July 8, 2011 - 7:57am

 Looks like the same band they used on the Academy Award!

OldTicker
Posted July 8, 2011 - 9:45am

17J 8AC