Bulova 1945 -Unknown

Submitted by geezer_D on March 26, 2011 - 4:26pm
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Posted April 12, 2011 - 6:55pm

Yes, this information is from the thread mentioned in a previous post.

'STAMFORD' and 'ALEXANDER' appear in 1942.

'STAMFORD' is identified, leaving 'ALEXANDER'

'COMMODORE' is shown in the original post, which I did not notice and agree it's not the 'COMMODORE' which leaves the only possibility the 'ALEXANDER'.

Based on the information We currently have.

Posted April 12, 2011 - 7:51pm

Revere –  1935, 1937, 1938, 1939  (reading left to right and down)

Alden – 1940, 1941

1940 Craftsman, 1942 Dean, 1942 Alexander

  • 1942 Stamford

1943 Commodore and unknown model


Posted April 12, 2011 - 7:55pm

Either the  Alexander or Stamford, but again no engraving in any of them..even the Alexander.

Although the Alexander ad does mention the gold hands and numbers. The Stamford looks to have black.

Posted April 12, 2011 - 7:55pm

 I updated the photo, shooting for more contrast so you can see the engraving better.  Sheesh!  Bulova got a lot of mileage from those dies for the case!

Posted April 15, 2011 - 3:05pm

And then there is the 1942 Norman.  Looks more like the Arnold than the Alden, etc., but definitely bears some similarity to the posted watch.

Posted April 15, 2011 - 5:07pm

I now suspect that the 1943 "unknown" shown above is the Alderman (pink gold version of the Stamford).

Posted April 15, 2011 - 5:30pm

I've seen several with this engraving on the lugs in both yellow and rose gold. I wouldn't even venture a guess as to what Bulova called it but it is definately not and Arnold.

We all know Bulova was notorious for changing up dials, color of gold and possibly engraving on similar watches and giving them another name, or reintroducing models in later years under a different model name. My vote would be for a Stamford or Alexander variant.

Posted April 12, 2012 - 4:19pm

None of the ads show the key factor that we are all overlooking, the lugs are not engraved on any of the ads but are on the watch in question.


Posted April 12, 2012 - 6:28pm

In reply to by JP

I think everyone was aware of the engraving and the fact that none of the ads show it.

It's a problem for this model ID.