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Bulova 1940 Beacon

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1940

Movement Symbol: 

Omega

Movement Model: 

10BX

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

0537750

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

21.0X20.75 PLASTIC

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1940 BEACON.Rose gold (filled or plated) case including the back cover.Back marked BULOVA QUALITY and serial #.No markings on the inside of case.Crown is too worn to say if it's original.I bought this one a few weeks ago and just received it today.It was bought as not running but as soon as Itook the movement out of the case it just started up.The reason I got this one was the movement is different than the examples in the database.It's a "10BX" which I don't see listed anywhere.Go figure.Denis

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denupnorth 1940 Bulova 02 05 2015
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1955mercury
Posted February 5, 2015 - 10:38pm

I've got it's younger brother Den, born in 1941 with the same movement DNA.

 

denupnorth
Posted February 6, 2015 - 4:38am

Your's looks a lot nicer.I don't see anything in the database regarding the 10BX movement or am I missing it?

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bobbee
Posted February 6, 2015 - 5:20am

Nice Beacons, they really are shining examples!

Lisa over at Watchophilia has a couple of 10BX examples, 15 and 17 jewels.

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1941-watertite/

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1941-watertite2/

denupnorth
Posted February 6, 2015 - 6:54am

So am I right in assuming this model came with either the 10AX AND THE 10BX movement ?

 

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bobbee
Posted February 6, 2015 - 7:02am

Yes.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 7, 2015 - 6:27am

Nice watch Denis. I would say it's the Beacon.

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William Smith
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Posted February 16, 2015 - 12:41pm

Nice Beacon.

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 16, 2015 - 7:06pm

Beacon as well.  I like this dial in both the Beacon and the Westchester.

jabs
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Posted February 17, 2015 - 5:26am

Beacon

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airborne
Posted February 17, 2015 - 7:45am

Looks like the Bulova Beacon