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Bulova 1949 -Unknown

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This watch has been in my family for decades. I suspect my grandfather bought it new.

I do not have the means to remove the back and check the movement for the details required to post this. Looking through the site I am guessing this is pre 1950 as I am unable to find the aformentioned case markings used after 1949.

It appears to be keeping time, but setting it is a bit feels as though the stem is slipping and the hands do not move consistently with gentle turns.

Thanks for any help


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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
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Kathy L.
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Posted January 14, 2019 - 1:03am

What a wonderful heirloom from your grandfather.  I am going to guess this is a 1941 watch based on the serial # and the style.  Will look through the ads and see if something matches.  Welcome to myBulova!

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Posted January 18, 2019 - 9:07pm

Having the movement date code might help, although I'm also iunable to find anything matching in the 1940s.

I like the style though.

Geoff Baker
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Posted January 19, 2019 - 10:48am

What a wonderful keepsake from your grandfather. If you plan to honor him by wearing it I recommend a full professional service. Depending on where you live we might be able to recommend someone.

I've looked and looked, I don't find a match. I think it's a 1941 model based on the serial but I would really like to see a photo of the inside of the case back and a photo of the movement. If you aren't comfortable removing it, is it possible to get it somewhere that can remove the back and let you photograph it?

Posted February 7, 2019 - 4:43pm

Thank you, I have just returned home to Knoxville, Tennessee after 30years away. If you have any suggestions for a place to have it serviced I would appreciate it. If not I will ask at a reputable small jeweler I have known for ages. They should also be able to open the back at least long enough to get a few pictures.  Thanks Again! Chris

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Posted January 20, 2019 - 9:25am

I've not been able to find an ad match. Nice looking design. Have to agree with others that it looks like a 1941 model.

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Posted January 24, 2019 - 7:56pm

After a week of looking, I come up empty as well on an ID. I agree with other panel members that it is a 1941 based on S/N and overall style..

Heirloom watches are the best.

1941 Unknown (for now)

Posted February 7, 2019 - 4:40pm

Thanks everyone for the information so far! Would appreciate any reputable places to have it serviced here in Knoxville, Tennessee. The only place I have a relationship with is a mom and pop place that's been around for decades (Pardon's on Broadway) if I don't hear anything else I will check there, I trust they will steer me in the right direction if they can't service it safely.

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 9, 2019 - 8:33am

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