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Bulova 1947 Bruce "B"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

B

Manufacture Year: 

1947

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

7378459

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

GS-MT2777

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Welp, I thought I'd submit this one because A.  its beautiful, at least to me and B. I can't figure out which f the seemingly endless similar looking models to call it.  The movement appears to be 1945 with the case being 1947.

Here's my breakdown of the full ads on the site.  

1.  All of these are 15J.  No help there.  
2,  I don't have the original band so no help there either.  But FWIW, virtually all of the Cadets were expansion, all of the Lieutenants were leather, all of the early Rangers were bracelets with the later ones being leather, all of the Bruces were expansion.
3.  All of the Rangers were yellow, ruling this out
4.  Tentatively all of the Lieutnant ads are pre-1945.  I only looked at the full ads (which was enough work for one morning).  This doesn't rule it out but IMO it makes this less likely.
 

I am therefore at a point where I would tentaively call this either a Bruce or a Cadet.  Even though I really *want* to call it a Lieutenant as they were all rose gold with rose gold watch faces.  Frankly I can't tell the difference.

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tshanno
Posted November 10, 2019 - 12:14pm

FYI The crystal is GS MT277.  I'm a little heavy handed this morning.

Also, I had a some comparison tables inserted above.  I copied and pasted them in and I guess that's a bad idea.  Here I've inserted them.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 10, 2019 - 12:49pm

Nice watch, I have a soft spot for rose gold. Based on case s/n and this previous discussion (confirmed by your comparison table),

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1946-bruce-5953,

I'm going to say 1947 Bruce "B"

tshanno
Posted November 10, 2019 - 1:44pm

Yes, I read through that and it was, indeed, the reason I made the table.  To be honest, even reading through the thread, I couldn't tell why Bruce was chosen over Cadet.  So I figured I'd start at the beginning and try to figure  it out.  And evidently failed. :)

 

 

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 10, 2019 - 1:27pm

I also love anything in rise gold.  Very nice!

1947 Bulova Bruce "B"

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 10, 2019 - 1:48pm

1947 Bulova Bruce "B"

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 11, 2019 - 10:12pm

1947 Bulova Bruce B

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 12, 2019 - 3:08am

Based on this advert I'd agree that the subject watch is a 1947 Bulova Bruce.