Duncan

Bulova 1948 Duncan

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
9661317
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.1 x 17.2mm beveled with three flat sections.The center section is parallel to the dial and the side sections are angled about 5 degrees The two creases run vertically from '11' to '7 and '1' to '5' on the watchface
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

14K Yellow Gold case ; Case measures 37.2 x 22.5 mm w/o crown. ; Crown is signed 'Bulova' but appears to be Gold-Filled as the gold on the edge between to top surface and the serrations has worn away, leaving the tarnished base metal exposed. I tried to take a picture of it in the '3/4' shot that shows the crystal angles. ; The case back is engraved with a dedication. I blocked out the name and location, but left the 'year' for a sample and to identify the time frame. ; Movement does not function at this time, but stem out does turn the hands and balance wheel moves ; Dial is in terrible condition, but hands and markers are good. ; The three-faced beveled crystal has some scuffs and scratches. The ~12mm wide center section is parallel to the dial and the ~2.5mm wide side sections are angled down about 5 degrees. The two creases run vertically from '11' to '7 and '1' to '5' on the watchface. ; Case with crystal without movement weighs 11.3 grams ;  I believe this to be a 'Duncan'. ; The 1949 Duncan that is in database has 'Excellency' under "Bulova" on dial, but mine has no sign of that. My dial has 'Bulova' almost completely gone, so 'Excellency' could have been on mine originally.

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Bulova 1949 Duncan

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Model: 
7AK (21J)
Case Serial No.: 
1784565
Additional Information: 

 

The BULOVA "DUNCAN," Circa 1948/50. (Have images of one '48 & '50 manf. examples... Released in 1949, as per the display ad illustration?) Solid 14 karat yellow gold case. Original price: $135.00.

Thanks to Jerin, for contributing the (illustation verified) model ID :-)

I also verified the crystals, as such... (i.e. clearly designed to fit the lines of the case!)

 

Best :-)  Scott

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