Bulova 1950 -Unknown

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21 x 20mm
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Butler finish dial with raised Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova logo, printed Black tracks. Gilt Modern Hour and Minute hands. Stainless Steel back.

Curved Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 25.5mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

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Bulova watch
Posted January 7, 2011 - 4:03pm

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is someone using a light box?  Nice pic Mark!

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Posted January 7, 2011 - 4:07pm

I'm trying J!

White balance is off but We'll dial it in  I'm sure...someday. lol!

Posted January 7, 2011 - 4:27pm

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It takes a little practice... look me a few weeks of hundreds of trial and error shots to start getting my angles right...  I use those Natrual daylight bulbs...

Looks good though.. we'll be knocking them out of the park soon.  Just got a new Corrigan in that I'm going to take shots of tonight... I'll post those up.

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Posted January 7, 2011 - 5:01pm

Ya, I've been shooting for over a week to get to this point, getting there

Now using a 60w GE Reveal Halogen floodlight in the 'USPS Plainsmen light box'. 2nd bulb, 1st time I used a 100w Reveal incandescent, pics were Yellow so I blamed the bulb. LOL, wrong it was the camera's white balance setting. We live, we learn.


I want to Buy the Blackout from You. Name Your price - contact through member contact, new email address.

Posted January 7, 2011 - 5:12pm

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 All the research and finding of those quasi-military watches from the Ad really made me want one for my own collection and they seem quite rare.  I can't wait to see what it will look like redialed and in pristine condition! 

It could really shape up to be one of my favorite pieces.

I don't think I'm wanting to sell it at the moment M.  I'll tell you what though.... you will be the first person I'll take an offer from if I'm looking to let it go.

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Posted January 7, 2011 - 5:26pm

I wouldn't either but I had to try Plainsmen- great watch and very rare still in one piece, don't doubt it.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 2:46pm

Mark, do you still have this watch? Can you provide more pics? Thanks.

Posted January 4, 2013 - 8:07pm

This watch looks an awful lot like a Squadron. IMO

Posted July 15, 2017 - 6:45pm

I just posted a watch that looks to have the same case [link]. The case back on mine is marked L2 and also uses a 10BT. Here is a picture of mine.

To me it looks a lot like a Roderick, but without the engraving details. I've also seen a picture of a watch that looks just like it on Pinterest, listed as 1952, also.

I've searched here and on google for hours trying to find any hint of this watch in an ad. No joy.

Posted April 14, 2018 - 3:06am

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I don't know if the pic has engraving but I think this is the Roderick.


The Pentagraph, Bloomington IL Nov 23, 1950 Roderick, Miranda, Baxter