Bulova 1949 American Nurse

Submitted by catangen on May 28, 2020 - 10:08pm
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Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
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Well, my recent out of bound post I realized that I had a different version of the "nurse's" watch already in my collection. Mine is missing the second hand which is why it didn't really come to mind quickly. I knew this was an American Nurse, but was not aware of the special 7ADC movement to power the centered sweep second hand. Ive kept this one back to get fixed up and give to my sister who has been a nurse in Detroit Michigan for, geez, must be 30 yrs now. I think after looking at it, and knowing I would have to source a new set of hands along with the, most likely rare, seconds hand, I may just leave this one be and look for a nice existing example like the one I lost out on the other day. 

Anyways, 1949 American Nurse. 7ADC 15j swiss mvmnt. missing the second hand. possibly has the original strap. and a fairly low case number … 0000862. #862 of how many I wonder?

i see others in the database similar, but no '49s

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Kathy L.
Posted May 29, 2020 - 8:51am

Yes it is no doubt an American Nurse.  I would put it at 1949 based on the 49 on the case.  There are lots of great nurse watches.  Best of luck finding the right one to give your sister.

1949 Bulova American Nurse

Posted May 29, 2020 - 5:04pm

Interesting that the serial number is so low #862.   1949 American Nurse

Posted May 29, 2020 - 7:16pm

In addition to above photographs, here is a better shot of the movement date code


mvmnt date

Posted May 29, 2020 - 7:17pm

Lets try that again ….

mvmnt date

Posted May 29, 2020 - 8:41pm

American Nurse.... was this earlier called the "Sport"?