Bulova 1948 Conrad

Submitted by Jamiblair on January 22, 2022 - 9:43am
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I'm not exactly sure if this is a Patriot or a Conrad or neither!!! What i do know is the word Swiss is not on the bottom of the dial like the aforementioned in this post. Also on the inside of the back there are some numbers and/or letters scratched into it.Needless to say I'm stumped but at the same time learned a few things so i call that a win!!!! Anyway if anyone could help I'd appreciate so much.. Thank you  😊

front close-up of dial
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pic of the back and right side
Posted January 22, 2022 - 10:49am

Thanks for sharing your watch with us. The scratched markings in the case back are jeweler's marks. Each jeweler had his own code to identify when he worked on a watch, and sometimes a code for what he did. It is the swivel lugged rose gold filled

1948 Conrad Dated by the case s/n starting with an "8".

conrad ad snip

Posted January 22, 2022 - 11:15am

Very cool thank you!!! Also one thing is this watch specifically for a male or is it considered unisex? 

Posted January 22, 2022 - 12:07pm

In reply to by Jamiblair

This was a mens watch. During this time period, watches were small by today's standards.

Posted January 22, 2022 - 12:34pm

14k gold filled is there a Conrad 14k gold filled? I ask because the ad says 10k and the one I have says 14k gold filled. 

Posted January 22, 2022 - 2:10pm

Here is text from another ad calling watch out as 14K filled.

conrad ad text


Posted January 23, 2022 - 5:05pm

A nice example of a 1948 Bulova Conrad

Kathy L.
Posted January 23, 2022 - 6:00pm

A nice Conrad for your collection.  I just love anything in rose gold and the Conrad although a mens watch back when it was made, now it is a nice watch for either ladies or men.  Very distinct lugs on this model.

1948 Bulova Conrad

Posted January 23, 2022 - 7:41pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

I was thinking the same thing! The watch would be a perfect graduation gift for my daughter! What band would you suggest?