Bulova 1946 Commando

Submitted by Geoff Baker on June 12, 2011 - 8:31pm
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Yellow Gold Filled Tonneau case with stainless steel back.  Added 6/12/2011

Name Changed 5/10/2013 from Unknown to Commando  Photo Updated 6/2/2023

1946 Bulova Commander 1 Geoffrey Baker 6/02/2023
1946 Bulova Commander 2 Geoffrey Baker 6/02/2023
1946 Bulova Commander 3 Geoffrey Baker 6/02/2023
1946 Bulova Commander 4 Geoffrey Baker 6/02/2023
Wayne Hanley
Posted June 13, 2011 - 1:50am

Oh Boy Howdy!

Posted November 25, 2011 - 5:22am

Geoff, I believe this watch is actually 1946 , not 1936.

Its very close to the Arnold and Norman but has different lugs. I've search through all the ads and cannot find a match, but I am convinced its from 1946.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 25, 2011 - 10:13pm

I think you're right. Updated.

Posted January 29, 2013 - 5:44pm

Engraved Lexington?

Posted May 6, 2013 - 12:57pm

Anyone come across this model yet. Had two in the past and one of those that annoys me as I'm sure i've seen an advert but cant find it now! Same case as the duncan but this is obviously engraved. Could the duncan have had an A & B version maybe?

Posted May 6, 2013 - 1:14pm

No sooner said i think i found the ad, could do with a clearer one but I think this is it.   "Commando"

Posted May 6, 2013 - 1:17pm

  Thanks for bringing the 1948 Duncans to my attention  Gary. They are misnamed, and are in fact


Posted May 6, 2013 - 2:27pm

Wonder where the Duncan name originated? I was sure there had to be an advert due to the amount of Duncans on here, but on checking couldn't find any, luckily found the Commando. it will be interesting to see if this commando model had a name change at some point. I have one from 1948 and seen one from  1950, the subject watch here is 1946, be odd for Bulova not to change the name of a model in 4 years.......if the 1950 was indeed 1950 and the person had it right

Posted May 6, 2013 - 11:11pm

Very, Very nice Geoff