Bulova 1949 -Unknown

Submitted by piper1 on July 4, 2014 - 10:35am
Manufacture Year
1950
Movement Model
8ac
Movement Jewels
21
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
5164692
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
checkerboard
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Rare 14k gold checkerboard in pristine condition!!! Make me an offer! Email at villageauto@bellnet.ca.

FOR SALE
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piper1 1950 Bulova Unknown 07 24 2014
Bulova watch
Jim Townsend
Posted July 5, 2014 - 5:18am

 Beautiful watch have not seen this dial before though but i like it alot.

William Smith
Posted July 5, 2014 - 12:35pm

So what's the difference between the Ambassador and the Everett?  Both ads are dated 1952.

       

Then to complicate things, we have this 1949 ad showing the 21 jewel Ambassador as a completly different beast.

In rereading various period-close Ambassador examples in the database, I think the 3 Everett ads didn't show up until 1952.  

bobbee
Posted July 5, 2014 - 10:01pm

In reply to by William Smith

These 1953 ads show yet another name.

 

[quote=William Smith]

So what's the difference between the Ambassador and the Everett?  Both ads are dated 1952.

       

Then to complicate things, we have this 1949 ad showing the 21 jewel Ambassador as a completly different beast.

In rereading various period-close Ambassador examples in the database, I think the 3 Everett ads didn't show up until 1952.  

[/quote]

William Smith
Posted July 5, 2014 - 1:23pm

I like the "Harlequin dial".  I think that's what we ended up calling this dial type?

Chester, PA Times, June 4,1953      "Park Lane" 

mybulova_admin
Posted July 5, 2014 - 8:50pm

Thanks Will that's the advert I was looking for. I knew I'd seen it before in this configuration.

Park Lane for me too.

Piper, what's the date code on the back if the watch?

bobbee
Posted July 5, 2014 - 10:04pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

[quote=mybulova_admin]

Thanks Will that's the advert I was looking for. I knew I'd seen it before in this configuration.

Park Lane for me too.

Piper, what's the date code on the back if the watch?

[/quote]

 

Not the Park Lane, wrong case.

This is either a redial or a marriage. Nice looking though.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 7, 2014 - 6:30pm

In reply to by bobbee

I stand corrected, the case is certainly different from that of the Park Lane.

I'm at unknown.

William Smith
Posted July 5, 2014 - 10:21pm

Yea I confused Admin with that ad. I was showing the dial configuration , as the case is different in ad from subject watch. still thinking through the other choices. Ambassador, Everette, and isn't there a similar 21 jewel named Gentry? . . . or some model name close to "Gantry"?

bobbee
Posted July 6, 2014 - 6:29pm

Look upwards...