Bulova 1948 Sponsor

Submitted by JimDon5822 on November 15, 2019 - 11:19am
Manufacture Year
1948
Movement Model
10BH
Movement Date Code
48 (A8)
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
1129551
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
22.1 x 22.1
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This appears to be a 1949 Sponsor.  It has a 10BH movement with a 48 date code and a stainless case back with a 49 date code.  The case is 10 yellow rolled gold plate.  This is a surprisingly large watch with cool lugs.   The last service date on the inside was 1959 so it was really sticky.   Keeping good time now.  

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JimDon5822
Posted November 15, 2019 - 11:22am

FYI...The hands are incorrect based on the ad.  I need to source stick hands.  

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 16, 2019 - 3:06pm

I like this one, great lug details.

1948 Sponsor 

EDIT: Case stamp appears to be 1948 - A8, can you confirm?

Andersok
Posted November 16, 2019 - 12:16pm

Agree with Sponsor.

jabs
Posted November 16, 2019 - 1:45pm

1948 Bulova Sponsor

JimDon5822
Posted November 16, 2019 - 3:37pm

I verified that the caseback date code is 49 so shouldn't this be a 1949 with 1948 movement? I'm not quite sure what year.  

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 16, 2019 - 4:22pm

In reply to by JimDon5822

Yes, thanks for confirming. If the case is dated 1949, that is the watch date.

I amend to 1949 for date

1949 Sponsor

Kathy L.
Posted November 16, 2019 - 4:17pm

Nice ad match.  Nice looking watch and lugs are cool too.

1949 Bulova Sponsor

mybulova_admin
Posted November 16, 2019 - 6:25pm

Great looking lugs. A good original example here of another 1949 Bulova Sposor