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Bulova 1948 Betsy Ross

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1948

Movement Symbol: 

47

Movement Model: 

5AB

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

849848

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Crystal Details: 

Cushion

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I have been hoping one of these would come up because I am drawn to the lovely angles in this and the Gloria model.  I believe this is Betsy Ross from the 1948 ad attached below.  It was listed as yellow gold but it actually ended up being pink gold which is my favorite so I am happy about that.  

It has a 1948 date serial #849848, and BULOVA O 14K GOLD O on the back of the case.  Inside is swirls and service marks.  It has a 5AB 17 jewel working movement and matching pink gold signed crown.  The dial and crystal have average wear.

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 14, 2018 - 3:52pm

Size comparision between Betsy Ross and Gloria.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 14, 2018 - 4:05pm

Nice snag Kathy. 

1948 Betsy Ross she is. I'm sure there is a variant letter, as it was advertised in yellow, pink or white . Based on color order in advertisement , it's likely a "B" but no proof yet.

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 14, 2018 - 8:42pm

Thanks Bob, yes I believe you are right that they probably have a variant letter.  With the lack of an ad with variants I'm happy with Betsy Ross : )

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Andersok
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Posted November 14, 2018 - 4:18pm

Betsy Ross looks like a good match. Now to find the yellow and white models.

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 14, 2018 - 6:52pm

Oh yes I would love to find those too : ) thanks Ken.

Geoff Baker
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Posted November 21, 2018 - 6:37am

A fine little watch, I too am a big fan of rose gold watches.

1948 Bulova Betsy Ross

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 21, 2018 - 11:18am

Thank you Geoff : )