I thought I had seen this one before, but I can't seem to locate it. The Lugs look like those on the 1942 "ENGINEER"
GS Crystal CMT360-11 is a perfect fit. It is a BULOVA Crystal, but here is no name designation on the package.
This is one of my favorite models. I have one in yellow gold and one in red. They've been seen with a variety of dials.
Excerpt is from a 1942 ad. I didn't check to see if the ad is still in the database, but I know it was there at one time, because that's where I got this excerpt.
WAIT! Now that I look at your watch and this ad and my two watches, I don't think yours is an Engineer. The Engineer has straight sides and a rectangular crystal.
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1949 is also pretty late for the Engineer. My Engineers are both dated 1939, and the only ad we have for the Engineer is dated 1942.
I think you've got something altogether different, which is cool.
G-S 43 lists that crystal for the Newton, but I want to check that against later catalogs.
. . . I don't see any models listed in G-S 52 for that crystal.
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If you discard the movement and date the watch by the case design and serial number, 1941 would be the logical conclusion. That puts it in the same time frame as the similar Engineer, and that means that "Newton" may be the proper ID, per the 1943 crystal catalog.
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I agree. It's a very nice model. Perhaps "Newton" would make a reasonable tentative ID, based on the crystal information recorded above?
I have not found another model listed for that crystal for the appropriate time period, but it would be great if others would double-check those findings and chime in to the discussion.
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