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Movement Questions

I have 4 in a row. (See photos) All contain 10BC movements. Far left, being the bottom in the photo, no problem, date code O...1944 Lioeutenant. #2... Arnold...date code J9 ??? (See photo) #3... Minuteman, date codes Square, triangle...is it a 45 or a 47 ?? # 4..no problem..date code...47

My main concern is the J9 on the Arnold

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted April 23, 2019 - 9:53pm

J9 is for 1949.  The used 49, A9, and J9 for whatever reason lol

www.mybulova.com/bulova-date-codes

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brandall54
Posted April 23, 2019 - 10:25pm

Duh...I have the date code chart downloaded and look at it several times every day and I never noticed the J9 in 1949....boy, do I feel stupid now...lol

whats the verdict on the dual date stamp...the latter codeI would presume...the square for 46?...A leftover from the triangle '45 I presume?

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 24, 2019 - 8:25am

Dual date codes are not common but we have seen many over the years. We always date to the newest. Not having any production information from Bulova we have assumed the movements were either re-purposed or just plain leftovers/remainders from previous years production.

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brandall54
Posted April 24, 2019 - 5:57pm

That is what I presumed, but I just wanted to be sure