Bulova 1948 Conrad

Submitted by VAFwatch11 on September 23, 2021 - 6:16pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
48 (A8)
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
18mm (width) x 19mm (height) missing
Additional Information

This watch is stamped 14K GOLD FILLED and BULOVA on the case back. It is rose gold with a matching basket weave bracelet (12 mm wide) marked Kreisler Quality and GOLD CONT. .025 U.S.A. and U.S. PAT.2.453.993  and the overall length is 17cm

The 8AH movement is marked BULOVA WATCH Co. and JEWELS 17 SEVEN TEEN and UNADJUSTED with a mark BXW. The marks are in gold, with the exception of SWISS and BXW and 48

Inside the case it has BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK marked in an oval. The case size is 20.5mm wide X 21.5mm X 4mm

The watch face is rose gold with yellow gold marks at 3 and 9 (circular 1mm) and 12 (1mm x 2.5 mm vertical bar) the other marks are silver dots at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11. The small second hand is in a 5mm square at 6 o’clock marked in black and SWISS is at the bottom. BULOVA in yellow gold (1mm x 8mm) is just below the 12 mark.

Bulova watch face 9/23/21
8AH Bulova Movement 9/23/21
Bulova watch case back 9/23/21
Inside Bulova watch back 9/23/21
Overall view of 1948 Bulova watch 9/23/21
Posted September 23, 2021 - 7:58pm

Nice watch, thanks for sharing. It is like this one'

1948 Conrad

45conrad ad

Posted September 24, 2021 - 4:39pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you for sharing this advertisement. The description is very clear, and now I see the originals came with a brown-red leather strap. All that for $42.50, about 3 week’s wages back in’48.

Posted September 23, 2021 - 8:32pm

I love these lugs. Very distictive and only used on the Conrad (as far as I'm aware).

1948 Bulova Conrad

Posted September 23, 2021 - 10:25pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I do like the lugs also. This watch has a very distinctive appearance and is in good working order. It only needs a new lens.

Posted September 23, 2021 - 9:11pm

1948 Bulova Conrad is a match.

Kathy L.
Posted September 23, 2021 - 9:16pm

Great looking watch.

1948 Bulova Conrad

Geoff Baker
Posted September 23, 2021 - 9:35pm

1948 Bulova Conrad

Posted September 24, 2021 - 4:44pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks for identifying my watch.