Bulova 1946 -Unknown

Submitted by Aberlow on May 1, 2013 - 12:51am
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22.3mm round
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This was a great restore that came out looking like the fantastic vintage piece it was meant to be after such a long time of neglect. I included one before picture to show the state outside to show what it was before and what it came to be. It now runs beautifully and looks great and other than the brand new band is completely original. Pieces like this are why I love doing this.

- AMB 

Bulova 1940s 10BAC
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
Posted February 10, 2016 - 9:21am

Here is more readable advert from 1942, I'm not entirely sure that this is a Practitioner, at least dial and hands are different, case seems identical

here is example Practitioner from 1940

Reverend Rob
Posted February 10, 2016 - 11:03am

The hands may have been swapped out at some point? Otherwise, I'd say this is very Practitioner looking. 

Posted February 10, 2016 - 11:14am

yes all may be swapped :) hands, dial, movement ..

subject watch are strikingly similar to Unknown  from Lisa´s site

Posted February 10, 2016 - 1:17pm

Closest match of components may be the Practitioner, with case and center second hand movement; though the earlier Practitioner shows lugs that sit higher than the lowest part of the bezel, which this case does not. The case is more similar to other models - Air Warden and Nighthawk for example, but they did not use a sweep second hand. Also, the dial/hands/movement look similar to those used in this 45 'Watertite'. We now have two similar examples from 1946, this one and Rosscoe888's; so the chance of a Practitioner with parts swapped is less likely. I am still at Unknown.

Walker 1
Posted February 10, 2016 - 3:01pm


I saw this watch from the site it was purchased from (at least Im pretty sure of it). I considered picking it up myself. Very nice job on the restoration! I will not disclose the site and I would hope you do not either! Shopping online is good, will you be restoring more? ;)

Posted July 1, 2016 - 11:13pm

I've just posted a 1949 unknown that has a similar dial. Hmmm.....

Kathy L.
Posted August 6, 2018 - 11:47am

Can I ask what the lug width is on this watch?