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Bulova 1949 Chief

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01

Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Model: 

8AC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2322304

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Ruby

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Fully working, Any help on dating and pricing, thanks

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 6, 2019 - 9:30pm

Hello,  It looks like you might have a 1949 case.  Can you confirm, does it have an A9 or 49 on the back of the case?  And on the movement is there a letter/number combination above the Bulova or anywhere?

coachbgh
Posted May 6, 2019 - 9:45pm

I believe it is M1 above the combination above the Bulova.

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Kathy L.
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Posted May 7, 2019 - 11:18am

Thank you for confirming that.  I thought that is what I was seeing but wanted to make sure.  This would mean you have a 1961 movement replacement.  I am going to update the date to 1949 based on the case date stamp.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 7, 2019 - 4:49am

Hmmm case looks like Knickerbocker or Comptroller from ´40, but movement is 21 jewels from 1961, hard to say about what watch will go

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 7, 2019 - 11:16am

Looking at a few threads on similar watches it looks like for 1949 this was probably Chief.  The Knickerbocker, Comptoller, Clinton, and Chief all had this case with the Chief ad being in 1949.  You watch might still be IDed as a Non-Conforming due to the movement replacement.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 7, 2019 - 11:48am

from 1949 we have Clinton also

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 9, 2019 - 8:50am

Based on the discrepancy between date codes, I have to call this one non-conforming.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 9, 2019 - 8:51am

Based on the discrepancy between date codes, I have to call this one non-conforming.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 10, 2019 - 9:50pm

I think this watch should be published as a 1949 Chief. I get it that is has a replacement movement of a different age but I think it's Chief case.

1949 Bulova Chief (replacement movement noted)

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 15, 2019 - 9:13pm

Panel, any more thoughts?