Bulova 1949 Senator

Submitted by Wayne Hanley on June 20, 2010 - 4:20pm
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Case: 14K  Rolled Gold Plate - Rose Colored Bezel - Case Serial Number on Stainless Steel Back

 Movement: 8AD 17j Swiss Unadjusted - Movement Symbol J9

Reference: Complete Price Guide To Watches, page 714 Top Left Column

Restoration by Shawn Bourget-bourg01 on ebay

New Owner 12-15-2010: Given to Heather Michaels for Her 20th Birthday-Wear it in  good health


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Posted December 27, 2010 - 12:46am


I have the same model and version, a 1948 which leads Me to believe this is from the same era. a '49? That, and the J9 is a dead giveaway.

Wayne Hanley
Posted December 27, 2010 - 2:05am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Shall we wager on that?

Had you going there for a minute LOL. You are absolutely right! Take a look at the 194x Senator, I won from Shawn Bourget today.


Wayne Hanley
Posted December 27, 2010 - 10:50am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…


When I got that watch & with the 8AD movement with J9 date stamp, I was thinking backward like a 5th grader. N=1970, M=1960, L=1950, K=1940, J=1930. The date code J9 was added for 1949 after I had entered the watch in the data base. Then yesterday in your Grampa note above, you stirred the pot a little & I checked the date codes and saw J9 for 1949.  So I agreed with you yesterday. Today thinking like a 5th grader again, I looked at the movement again and it's an 8AD.

Yesterday I happened to buy a 1941 Senator from Shawn Bourget and it has an 8AE. Now this 5th grader stuff, 8AD comes before 8AE.

I believe the Senator with the 8AD J9 date stamp is 1939. 



Posted January 1, 2011 - 5:52am


I'm not sure it works that way, the 8AD is a successor to the 8AH. Go figure.

Wayne Hanley
Posted December 27, 2010 - 10:21pm

Neat site Mark, never been there before or heard about!

Perhaps I errored! Thanks  for the information.  I think I flunked fifth grade. LOL


Posted December 28, 2010 - 3:21am

In reply to by Wayne Hanley


When on that page look to the top right for a search, search Bulova. 

: )

Posted January 2, 2011 - 5:52pm

Hi All,

For what it's worth, I've seen this Senator model with the 8AC,8AE,8AD,8AH and now I have one with the 7AP movement. So I think this could relate to the different years this was produced.

IE, the 7Ap and 8AE models I have  are both dated 1942, the 8AH is dated 1945,  and an 8AD dated for 1949. I have also seen this movement stamped with both, J9 and 49 togeteher so I am pretty certain that it's for 1949.

Now if you look at the 8AE in the Senator Wayne bought off me it has 3 date stamps, for 1941,1942 and 1943. Now try figuring that one out!! Something like that is very rarely seen and in retrospect I think I should have kept that one and sold one of my others with a single date code.

For what it's worth Wayne, hold onto that one because I really do believe it's very rare, like a misprinted stamp. Enjoy

Posted January 2, 2011 - 6:04pm

In reply to by bourg01

Hey Shaun...  I've got one of those triple stamped movements in a Corrigan...  so... this is pretty rare is what your saying?

Posted January 3, 2011 - 11:48am

YES, I believe that it is. If you stop to consider that the date stamp is sopposed to denote the production year of the movement it should have only 1 stamp. Yours shows 1937,1938, and 1939, rather odd don't you think? Also, this is not something that is commonly seen. I'd say in 8 years I've only seen a small handful, less than a half dozen.