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Bulova 1949 Minute Man "B"

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

B

Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

10BH

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2140157

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Rose gold case, pink face with looping script numerals. I'm curious to know the model name.

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2019 - 3:44am

Think that may be a Minute Man?

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2019 - 3:58am

Agreed, Minute Man also came in Pink (Rose) gold.

Looks like you have a very nice clean exampe of a 1949 Bulova Minute Man 

jabs
Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2019 - 4:36am

1949 Bulova Minute Man , nice classic watch

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2019 - 7:00am

Welcome to myBulova MHLloydDavies, this is a fine looking watch.

1949 Bulova Minute man

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2019 - 7:24am

Agree, Minute Man

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2019 - 8:57am

Welcome to myBulova MHLloydDavies, I Agree as well.

1949 Bulova Minute Man

MHLloydDavies
Posted March 10, 2019 - 6:50pm

Thanks for the warm welcome to this collector's site and for your expert opinions on my 1949 Minute Man watch. (The fancy black script on the face had me fooled.) This is a little treasure from the year my parents were married, so it means a lot to me.

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Kathy L.
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Posted March 10, 2019 - 9:52pm

Welcome to myBulova.  What a wonderful treasure for you to remember the year your parents were married, very special.

Here is an ad from 1949 indicating the variant for your watch is "B" in pink gold.  Not the clearest ad but I think everyone agrees it is a Minute Man so the ad is just to verify the variant.

1949 Bulova Minute Man "B"

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 11, 2019 - 5:59am

Excellent!

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2019 - 10:04pm

Well done, Kathy. 1949 Minute Man "B" it is.

A point of interest - $49.50 in 1949 is equivalent in purchasing power to $522.26 in 2019.