Bulova 1952 -Unknown

Submitted by newfie on December 26, 2010 - 11:41am
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 I am trying to find out some info on this watch and how much it may be worth, if somebody could help me it would really be appreciated, thank you

1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
Posted December 26, 2010 - 11:46am

Looks like a Cadet.

Posted December 27, 2010 - 12:45pm

In reply to by Stephen Ollman

 Looks the same.... Would you be able to tell the year for sure?  I was just going by 1952 somebody told me

Posted December 27, 2010 - 1:18pm

In reply to by newfie

Well brother... you have to bite the bullet and take off the back.  (Believe me it's not as scarey as it sounds)

Use something not scratch metaly... I used a plastic spatula the first time!  Then you have the take the movement out of the back part of the case.  Should come out fairly easily.

Then take a decent picture of the movement... but you should see some sort of two lettering system...

Look under the INFORMATION tab above and go to BULOVA DATE CODES

For instance according to the chart:

1950's = L 

Then the corresponding year number = 2

So if it is a 1952... on the movement.... or the back of the case sometimes... you should find a "L2" stamped someplace.

Posted December 28, 2010 - 11:01am

In reply to by plainsmen

 there is L2 stamped there, I will take the back off and post a pic on soon

Posted December 27, 2010 - 12:29am


The lugs on watch #2 appear to originate from behind the perimeter of the bezel around the glass whereas the unknowns lugs are covering that same area, if You catch My drift. 

Or maybe not, after a third look and I would tend to agree, dial matches also.

Watch #5's interesting.

Wayne Hanley
Posted December 27, 2010 - 1:53am

This may be a better pic of this unknown!

Posted December 27, 2010 - 1:13pm

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

Those lugs arn't the same as the OP's watch Wayne... I think we have a different watch.

Posted December 27, 2010 - 3:23pm

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

 That Wayne is a picture of the "BREWSTER" model I believe.


No it isn't the same as the original posters. :)