Bulova 1950 Duo Wind

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
11AAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2948747
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Diameter circa 29 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Purchased about 2007 from online auction site. Watch is 10 C Rolled gold case and bezel and back is push on stainless steel. Dial has luminous hands and markers and is marked as Bulova  and Self Winding. The L0 indicates year of manufacture 1950. All original except Leather Strap. 

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stig1953
Posted March 17, 2013 - 3:35pm

Forgot to add watch runs fine accurate circa 1minute per 24 hours.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 18, 2013 - 5:32am

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Duo-Wind, ad from 1950

Bulova 1950 Vintage Advert

mybulova_admin
Posted March 18, 2013 - 5:53am

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Agree with the Duo-Wind. The G variant may be band related. But a generic Duo-Wind works for me.

Bulova 1950 watch advert

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William Smith
Posted February 26, 2015 - 5:01am

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1951 Ad date for above.

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stig1953
Posted March 19, 2013 - 10:55am

Thanks there are some threads that  designate it a Thayer because of Self  winding logo but I don't think the Thayer appears until 1952?

 

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_thumbs/vintage_ad...

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bobbee
Posted March 19, 2013 - 12:14pm

Yep, you are right.

          1950 ad, this makes yours the Duo-Wind "F".

 

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stig1953
Posted March 19, 2013 - 3:00pm

Not sure about it being the Duo Wind F - the 1950 ad shows it with normal hands not luminous . My guess is it originally had the expansion bracelet .  I have recently bought a 1951 with the original expansion bracelet and that has the self wind logo not the Duo Wind .

http://www.redbf.net/A46/IMG_5558.JPG

 

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bobbee
Posted March 19, 2013 - 3:49pm

My bad.
That original band is a real rarity stig, so post it buddy!

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stig1953
Posted March 20, 2013 - 11:35am

As soon as I take delivery of it - I will post !!!! Enroute as we speak.

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William Smith
Posted March 20, 2013 - 8:27pm

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With those lum hands, it looks more like the "G" than "F".  Hands and case shown as matching, but both "G" ads have Duo Wind on dial vs Selfwinding.    
1950 Duowind from me.