Bulova 1952 -Unknown

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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

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1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted December 26, 2010 - 12:46pm

Looks like a Cadet.

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Stephen Ollman
Posted December 27, 2010 - 12:58am

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That was my first guess as well, until I found this:


Watch No.2

Anyone agree?

Posted December 27, 2010 - 1:45pm

 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 - 2:18pm

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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 - 12:01pm

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

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted December 27, 2010 - 1:29am


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.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted December 27, 2010 - 2:53am

This may be a better pic of this unknown!

Posted December 27, 2010 - 2:13pm

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

Posted December 27, 2010 - 4:23pm

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


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

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Wayne Hanley
Posted December 27, 2010 - 8:51pm

Perhaps I errored!