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Bulova 1949 Bruce "B"

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Variant: 

B

Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8896845

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

20.7mm x 20.4mm at its widest point tonneau

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Rose gold but has off white face vs rose gold face like the examples in the database and a period correct bracelet although I don't know if this model came with this type of bracelet

Went back to 47 and didn't see an ad for the Lieutenant

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 2, 2019 - 11:01am

Sure looks like a Ranger to me but I don't think this type of band was used this late or that this model was made this late?  Is it marked 14K gold filled or 10K gold filled and is the band the same?  I believe the Lieutenant is rose gold filled and the Ranger yellow.  It looks more yellow than rose on my screen.

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brandall54
Posted June 2, 2019 - 11:28pm

Sorry about the photos. It is definitely rose gold and it just says Bulova on the back and 14K Rolled Gold Plate Bezel on the inside back.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 3, 2019 - 12:43am

Oh it is just hard to photograph the colors at times, at least for me.  

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brandall54
Posted June 2, 2019 - 11:35pm

it took a few different angles to get the rose to show red.

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brandall54
Posted June 2, 2019 - 11:38pm

Reading the ad above I see what you mean

This one does have the raised gold numbers and gold hands vs black painted numbers and black hands. Maybe a Ranger movement in a Lieutenant case ??

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 6, 2019 - 10:52am

1947 Advert shows this as Bruce. Note that it is available in rose (red) and has gilt numerals and hands. While I don't recall seeing this bracelet on this model it is one of my all time favorite designs.

1949 Bulova Bruce (engraved it was Cadet)

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 6, 2019 - 11:14am

Nice match Geoff!

1949 Bulova Bruce "B"

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brandall54
Posted June 6, 2019 - 6:50pm

Very cool, thanks

So I am assuming that my 50 engraved Bruce is so because there was no longer the Cadet after 1949??

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brandall54
Posted June 7, 2019 - 1:44am

wow..looking at that advert, if I swapped bracelets with this one and my 41 Broadcaster, I would wind up with proper bracelets on both. Cool

 

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brandall54
Posted June 7, 2019 - 4:09am

I changed out the bracelets. This one nows has an appropiate scissor band.

I also uploaded a new photo to my 41 Broadcaster with this bracelet that matches the one in the advertisement