Bulova 1950 Duo Wind

Submitted by syfre on March 29, 2010 - 2:35pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
50 32946 2
Case shape
Additional Information

One of the early selfwinding DuoWind; date code is located on the rotor ; SS case ; note the US Pattern marked on the movement dial side ; 17 jewels breguet hairspring ; no anti-shock

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Posted January 11, 2013 - 9:41am


Posted January 21, 2013 - 3:00pm

But it is still a DUO-WIND?

Posted January 21, 2013 - 4:16pm

Has to be, it says so on the dial.

William Smith
Posted January 21, 2013 - 4:19pm

In reply to by JP

...not necessarily, in many models, this one included...but that may be one of the reasons why it orignally got ID'ed as such.

William Smith
Posted January 21, 2013 - 4:17pm

Yea, a possible change of model ID may have slipped though the cracks.  I think it's a WaterTite Duo-Wind "E", as does admin....as quoted below from his previous comments.

So I agree with Will that the subject watch is a WaterTite Duo-Wind "E".

One tick from me for non-confirmed, as IMO, it's almost confirmed to be something else :)


Posted January 21, 2013 - 4:22pm

I can't recall Bulova ever putting anything on the dial that wasn't gospel.

Posted April 9, 2013 - 1:11pm

What about this John?

It does not say DUO WIND on the dial, but that is what it is!


 Subject is still incorrectly named as we have a conflicting ad.

Watertite Duo Wind "E", as per ad and price list.

Posted November 16, 2014 - 2:59pm

Mat Service snippet from 1952.





...yet still the old name?

Posted May 19, 2020 - 11:19am

I've comer back to this one a few times, while researching another watch. Based on the conversation here and here, I think this watch needs to be re-evaluated.  From 1950 until the end of the Duo Wind model run, they were all round except the 1950 -1951 the Duo Wind "E" and "I" appears as square per the earliest ads. It appears the first Duo Wind "E" was square.

This watch has a screw back, making it unique. The WaterTite line shows a model "D" and "F" in the database more similar than not to this watch. I believe this watch is a WaterTite - Variant being "Duo Wind E". The name "WaterTite" appears first in the ads suggesting it's the name and Duo Wind is the selling point feature.variant. If it was a Duo Wind model, it would have been advertised and "Duo Wind, WaterTite E".

Ford (brand) Mustang (variant), or

Mustang (brand) Ford (variant)


1950 WaterTite "Duo Wind E"