Director

Bulova 1953 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5555195
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1953 Director "E". Case and movement marked L3. Minimal plating loss on high points of lugs. Stainless Steel back. Period Admiral scissor band. Accurate runner with some finish loss on face around "1" and "5" markers apparently from a previous clumsy cleaning.

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1953 Bulova Director E watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1952 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BT - L2
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
4990427
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20.2mm x 22.7
Additional Information: 

1951 marlboro ?

10k rgp w/ss snap back

Stamped L1 on case back and serial is 4990427

Movement stamped L2 10BT 15 jewel

Runs strong

needs Crystal. 

 

 

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1951 Bulova Director E watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1954 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
7774412
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Crystal Details: 
21.41 X 22.00 Raised tonneau
Additional Information: 

Looks to be in pristine original condition or refurbished

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[1954] Bulova watch Director
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1941 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
10180721
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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1941 Bulova Director
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3366722
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Bulbous Crystal
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

So I'm almost positive this is a Director model. Please correct me if wrong! One thing I'm confused about was that I thought Bulovas around this time were made in USA and not Swiss... I can get the watch open atm but it is a 10BT swiss movement. Any ads depcting the white gold model would be great. Finally the hour hand is missing, would this be an easy replacement to find?

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1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch

Bulova 1953 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
6660099
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1953 New Old Stock Bulova Director. Movement is date stamped 1952, case 1953. I did a double take when I went to log the serial number. Is it 6600999 or 6660099? I had to research the orientation of the s/n to make sure I wasn't reading it upside down.This one came to me without a clam shell but it shows no shop or bench wear whatsoever. Original diamond pattern band is present. A fine little Bulova.

Added 7/18/2016

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1953 Bulova Director A Geoffrey Baker
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch

Bulova 1942 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2058462
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1942 Bulova Director

14K RGP Rose color case with stainless back, dated to 1942; multi-color dial with blue hands; 17-jewel 8AE movement, double stamped with the 1941 asterisk and the 1942 T/anchor; leather band added

1941 supporting ad

1943 supporting ad

 

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1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
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1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1946 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6837170
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

Possible Bulova Director from 1946

Found this one in what appeared to be an original state with original leather band, rose gold buckle, and display case. Case is 14K Rose Gold Filled from 1946; original copper dial needed to be refinished, shown with purple hands; glass crystal was in great condition; 21 jewel 7AK movement with Square stamp; also came with the original leather strap with a Bulova 1/20 12K GF Rose color buckle; and the display case. Inside case Roman numerals I  VII  Λ .  Very well preserved, with the exception of the dial (refinished) and strap (replaced).

Not sure if the rose gold had a different model name in 1946; one 46 ad for the yellow gold Director; 47 ad shows the name change to HE 'DD' with a rose/pink option.

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1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2982447
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

Would love to learn as much about this watch as possible.
This Bulova is from my Mom's estate and are all family watches.
I'm really not sure about the year ..
thanks

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Bulova 1949 Director

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2342268
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi all 

Just recieved this one this morning, I believe its 1949 Director.

The case and bracelet are in very good condition, the only marks are a few scratches on the case back. the dial is in good shape too. The movement runs but certainly do with a service.

The movement is marked A9 and is 10BC 15 jewelled. The case is marked A9 and has the serial number 2342268. The bezel is 10 K gold filled with a stainless steel back . the bracelet is marked 12k gold filled top Stanless Steel back and stamped with the name Bretton.

The crystal has some scratches and needs replacing

 

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