Bulova 1950 Bowen

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Model ID rating explained.
2.604
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10 BC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3123553
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 35mm lug to lug x 26mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original Butler finish Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt Arabic numerals and dot Hour markers, Bulova signature is applied Gilt and the tracks are printed in Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Index style and a Gilt Index style Seconds Hand shows on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Snap fit Caseback is Stainless Steel and stamped as shown.

N.O.S. Glass.

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JP
Posted December 14, 2012 - 8:58pm

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WOW another fine example of the quality watches you have Mark. I will do my best to find an ad for it since that kind of beauty deserves a name.

John

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bobbee
Posted March 30, 2014 - 10:52am

Bulova "BOWEN". 1950 advert.

 

bourg01
Posted August 29, 2014 - 9:30pm

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Looks like but too hard to tell from this ad with my eyes.

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William Smith
Posted August 29, 2014 - 11:51pm

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Jewel count matches.  Lisa's 1950 ad for Bowen sure looks "tentatively" good to me.  

The crystal corners in the ad may appear "angled" or slightly cut corner, but I'm only seeing that in the top right corner, and think it's the artists rendering.  Now I'm off to look for "Bowen" crystal specs.  If we have crystal data on "Bowen" and it indicates a cut corner crystal, I'll eat crow...

Edit: I've ate crow before, and it kinda tastes like chicken. I'll chance eating it again for this example.
 

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William Smith
Posted August 30, 2014 - 6:55am

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Snippet from page 104 of the Watch-Craft Crystal Reference Book No. 217  There are many, many pages of Bulova records in this section of the document.  

...now if I just could figure out what this means...and if its at all helpful   LOL  I think I look back up in the beginning of the book for details on size/shape of P2MC207  and/or 4MC207.

Page 30 of same crystal book.                Page 74 under shape MC of same crystal book.
                     

Andersok
Posted August 30, 2014 - 7:12am

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Here are the specs from that book; and no cut corners, same specs for the 4MC207

mybulova_admin
Posted August 30, 2014 - 5:28am

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I'm fine with the new advert. It's a good match despite the resolution. At least I'll give it a tentative Bowen.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 31, 2014 - 5:43am

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Yeah, I would probably give two ticks for "Bowen" too.

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William Smith
Posted September 1, 2014 - 6:57am

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Maybe FifthAvenue will update root record with the crystal dimensions...and if they are that of Bowen crystal info, I'll go three ticks.  Fifth gives case dimensions, and if I eye-ball the bezel space around the crystal, it sure looks like subject crystal is close to relative dimensions of Watch-Craft size.

Jim Townsend
Posted September 1, 2014 - 7:40am

Fifth seems to be MIA ?