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Bulova 1948 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.

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48 (A8)

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I was gifted this watch some years ago by my now ex. He said he believed it to be early 1930s but, thanks to this website, I now know it to be a 1948 model. I’ve yet to find an advert of the design so can’t say what the name of it is. He bought it from a small shop in New York. That’s pretty much all I can say about it. 

If anyone has an ad for this watch I’d love to see it. 

Not For Sale
1948 Ladies Bulova watch
1948 Ladies Bulova watch
1948 Ladies Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Andersok's picture
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Posted November 3, 2018 - 7:06am

Yes, Unknown for now

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Posted November 3, 2018 - 6:25am


Posted November 3, 2018 - 7:49am

Thank you, all

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Reverend Rob
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Posted November 3, 2018 - 9:12am

Unknown for the time being......

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Posted November 3, 2018 - 12:10pm


Posted January 11, 2019 - 7:41am

Hi everyone. After showing off my watch on here, I’ve decided to put it up for auction. I remember reading that all the shown watches are owned and not for sale, but as I’ve now decided to sell, can someone remind me of the protocol? 

I’m not listing on eBay as I think the watch is too nice and it’s too risky to sell there, so it’s going to an auction house where it’ll be properly evaluated before being catalogued. 

I would like to remain a member,just in case someone finds an advert for this watch. I would still like to know more about it :)

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted January 11, 2019 - 11:22am

Hi YorkshireRose,

If you are selling at an auction house you do not need to do anything here and will remain a member.  The watch will remain on your account unless it is purchased by a member on myBulova that requests the watch be transferred to them.  If this happens you will still be a member for as long as you would like to be : )  Best of luck on the auction!


Posted January 11, 2019 - 12:12pm

Thank you, Kathy :)

Are sellers allowed to post links? I believe the auction house’s jewellery and watch expert is looking at the watch (and a ring) on Monday so I don’t have any lot information as yet. 

I do hope she goes to a good home :)

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 12, 2019 - 8:08am

Hi Rose, unfortunately we  cannot allow links to live sales or auction. Best of luck selling this beauty! Thanks for being a member.

Posted January 16, 2019 - 4:02pm

Thank you, Geoff

I did think that was the case so I didn’t post any links to the auction house just in case. 

As things stand, it will be listed in the Fine Jewellery sale in June. If anything comes up in terms of more information or even a name for her, I will add it here. Hopefully, the new owner will list here when they take her home