Bulova 1949 Beau Brummell

Submitted by Chuck Miller on June 20, 2020 - 9:36am
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49 (A9)
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On the case back and inside it is labled 14k gold. Other than 8AE and A9 I cannot determine more on the movement, date, age, or model name. Numerous watchmaker scribes can be seen. Jeweler appraisal as of July 2019 was $850. 

Please help to determine all possible. 

Bulova 1949 14k with diamonds front 6-20-2020
Bulova 1949 14k with diamonds back 6-20-2020
Bulova 1949 14k with diamonds movement 8AE A9 6-20-2020
Bulova 1949 14k with diamonds inside caseback 6-20-2020
Bulova 1949 14k with diamonds appraisal 6-20-2020
Chuck Miller
Posted June 20, 2020 - 9:55am

It appears to be a Beau Brummel. 

Posted June 20, 2020 - 12:37pm

1949 Beau Brummel looks like a perfect match.

1947 Beau Brummell Ad

Posted June 20, 2020 - 1:38pm

Beau Brummel; also came in white gold.

Posted June 20, 2020 - 6:00pm

Nice watch! Welcome to mybulova and thanks for sharing.

1949 Beau Brummell

Posted June 20, 2020 - 11:07pm

It appears this watch had a name change to Beau Brummell but started out as "Lord Springfield", or vice versa. There appears to be an overlap of ads with both names showing in 1947 and 1948. Sometimes assigning an ID can be really challenging. Lots of good info and also ads in the link I posted.

I'm fine with either ID at this point but still looking.

Posted June 21, 2020 - 3:45am

In true Bulova fashion they go and throw a spanner in the works.

I am tending to agree that at 1949 it was part of the general diamond series and for men this was called the Beau Brummel (Brummell) series.

I'm at Beau Brummel also. 

Chuck Miller
Posted June 21, 2020 - 12:33pm

The Lord Springfield also appears to be a perfect match! Ugh..lol. 


Chuck Miller
Posted June 22, 2020 - 11:13am

We have no desire to keep this watch. How would I go about selling it to a Bulova enthusiast?