Bulova 1950 Duo Wind

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
9AB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1947838
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
Domed Acrylic
Additional Information: 

Case Back: 10k ROLLED GOLD PLATE  BULOVA  

Inside Case Back: BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

Movement:  Info on Felsa Bidynator "UNADJUSTED 17 SEVENTEEN JEWELS  9AB SWISS BULOVA WATCH Co  {date code} L0 {and the directional Y-shaped arrow to indicate direction to remove rotor). 

Dial: BULOVA DUO WIND SWISS {raised gold applied arabic numerals; black printed hallmarks, rectangular outter minute chapter and rectangular 10 second interval second chapter}

Hands: Modern Gold Gilt

Crown:  {gold tone/plate?} BULOVA {5.5mm x 1.8mm fits near-flush in recess on case side}

Band:  {near-new} KREISLER {top stitched brown exterior/black interior} R2/4 Genuine Leather 39 {hallmakr}K  {stamped at end} HONG KONG {gold toned buckle/ 18mm at lugs}

History:  Purchased 30 October 2007 on eBay for $107.50; previous history unknown. Serviced November 2007 at Crown Time INC, Honolulu, HI by Owner Ben Ho - {he is a fellow NAWCC chapter 150 "Hawaiian Time" member and did this service as a "favor" for me- cost $76. I don't know what all he did, but he is one of the few qualified watchmakers in Honolulu formally trained w/ 40 years experinece. Doesn't look like he cleaned the case/dial/hands up, nor replace crystal, but he concentrated on the mechanical service- kept good time before this service, keeps great time now}   Watch displayed/occasionally worn for a few months after service then placed in hermetically sealed plastic pouch w/ disiccant pellets and stored in safe deposit box untill October 2011, when I finally cut it out of the pouch and wore it a couple of times.  Unfortunately, photos included here are from before service.  Looks about the same now though.  Thanks to mybulova.com members Revrend Rob and Fifth Avenue Restoration on identification. 

 

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