Bulova 1945 Officer

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5160928
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Inside case back: "Bulova, 10K Rolled Gold Plate Bezel, Stainless Back, New York"

Width: 25mm without crown, 27 including crown

Length (lug to lug): 35mm

Height (Steel back to top of crystal): 9mm

Inside lug width: 15 or 16mm

Crown is signed "Bulova" 

Original dial and hands.

Case has sharp lines. I believe the case to be unpolished.

Movement: 10BC, 15 Jewel

Band has been replaced in the 1980s with an inexpense Speidel metal expansion band

Originally purchased in Paducah, Kentucky in 1954 (plus or minus a year).

Model name is unknown to me, but I would be interested to know it.

 

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Geoff Baker
Posted December 6, 2017 - 6:58am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello Kap. welcome to myBulova. I assume this is a family piece as you know it's history back to purcahse place and date. Your watch looks like it's been well cared for. I've looked  (a couple of times) through our database but don't find anything in the adverts that matches it. For now I have to suggest "Unknown" for the name. 

Thanks for sharing it.

Andersok
Posted December 6, 2017 - 7:29am

Panel Member

I notice that the 10BC movement looks to be date stamped from 1946; so perhaps it is not the original movement or the watch is actually dated to 1946 (case s/n beginning w/ '5' is 1945, movement is 1946). Is there a datestamp on the caseback or the movement, such as L#

The watch also looks to be a match to the 1940s Officer; an example here.

Thanks

kap
Posted December 7, 2017 - 3:02am

I do not see any date stamp beginning with L# on the watch.

Andersok
Posted December 7, 2017 - 7:01am

Panel Member

Thanks, It would appear then that your watch was produced in the mid-fourties based on what we are finding and the lack of any L# datestamps (1950s). Can you confirm the mark on the movement under the word 'unadjusted' is a circle or a square, or other symbol?

 

kap
Posted December 10, 2017 - 3:48am

The mark under the word adjusted appears as a circle.

Andersok
Posted December 10, 2017 - 11:27am

Panel Member

Thanks, the circle datestamp equates to 1944, but the case serial number beginning with the number 5 is from 1945; so we can determine that your watch is from 1945. Also, is it not uncommon to have case and movement from different years +/- 1-2 years.

jabs
Posted December 6, 2017 - 10:45am

Panel Member

Agree with Officer probably 1944 (circle on movement)

neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 6, 2017 - 4:09pm

I'm with you Jabs. Movement date stamped "0" - 1944 and case dated 1945 by serial number and a 10BC 15 Jewel.

 My non-counting vote is 1945 Officer, like this one 

 

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1944-officer-8412

jabs
Posted December 6, 2017 - 5:16pm

Panel Member

yes 1945 I did not look the case serial number

neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 6, 2017 - 8:54pm