Bulova Duncan 1948 7 AK 21 Jewels Button

Submitted by Legsrooney on September 3, 2020 - 1:10pm

Good afternoon,

I've been searching the Web, E-Bay etc for a 1948 movement for spares for my watch. The part I was looking for is the " Bulova Stamped Button" which was on the watch when I received it over 30 years ago, however those that I found were unstamped.

The nearest I found was a 7 AK movement vintage 1949 with a stamped button, but not a Duncan judging by the Dial  and I tust this will be a suitable  replacement.

When I posted my watch on the site one of the panellists felt that the 1948  Duncan had a plain button, and this may well be correct. I would wecome member views and knowledge on this, with maybe a difinitive time scale  that the stamped  button was introduced.

Thank you,  Legsrooney.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 9, 2020 - 8:31am

Hi Patrick, I queried eBay this morning for  "Bulova 7AK" and found several donor movements with signed crowns. I might also suggest contacting a local old time watchmaker, he/she will most likely have signed crowns available as well. 

Posted September 15, 2020 - 6:54am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Hi Geoff,

Thank you the information on the "Bulova 7AK" I have purchased a movement 7AK that has a signed/stamped crown which I hope to have fitted to my own watch.

Sorry about the delay in replying to you. This was due to the notification E-mail going into my Bulk mail which I only checked this morning. Patrick

Posted September 10, 2020 - 6:45am

Can I confirm that by 'Bulova Stamped Button' you mean the winding crown?

If so, I'm not sure that we have established a year that this was introduced, although a search through the database might reveal when watches first used a signed crown.

Posted September 15, 2020 - 7:08am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you for replying to my mail.

It is the winding crown I was referring to and have now purchased a 7AK movement with this feature, to have fitted to my own watch ( Duncan 1948) by my watchmaker.

I purchased this with fingers crossed, that this will fit as the E-Bay listing said it was a 1949 7AK, and I'm unceratin if the 7AK was the same movement and contruction across all the years it was fitted to a range of watches.

Sorry for the delay in replying due to the mail notification going into my Bulk mail.

Kind regards,