Franklin

Bulova 1947 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Model: 
10ak
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7048603
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
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1947 Bulova Franklin
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1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch

Bulova 1949 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Model: 
10BH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1124329
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1949 Bulova Franklin 'A'

10K Yellow RGP case dated 49, lightly brushed sides; inside case engraved ( /// // /Λ ) to match last three of case s/n 329; Stainless caseback; 17-jewel 10BH movement dated A9; gilt markers on the dial; replacement leather strap.

Supporting 1949 ad shows the 'A' variant assigned to the yellow case model.

 

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1872890
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
Thin curved glass
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1950 Swiss 10BC movement. L0 marked on movement and also on stainless case back. "Swiss" below sub second. Clinton expansion band. 

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wangbow 1950 Bulova Franklin 52915
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1948 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8631459
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
22.4 X 22.32
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is a 1948 Bulova. It's 14k rose RGP bezel with a stainless steel back. I'm guessing it's a 1948 American Clipper because of the recess in the dial for the sub-second hand, but I would like an expert to confirm it. Other than that it looks like a Franklin to me......................................

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Bulova 1947 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
7242052
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
22.3X22.3
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

NOS New Old Stock 1947 Bulova Franklin "C". Hang tag has model and catalog ID (31755). All white Bulova 10 k RGP case. Slight mark on inside of crystal from minute hand that I did not notice until I photographed it. Did I mention that this is, by a far stretch the MOST DIFFICULT watch I have ever photographed? What a bugger this guy is in front of the camera.....

Added 1/28/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1947 Bulova Franklin C 1 28 2013
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Bulova 1927 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
244630
Case Serial No.: 
7252312
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
21.7mm square flat
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1928 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
305028
Case Serial No.: 
8389115
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

There are a few other examples of this case with a "Grecian Key" only at the corners but so far no identification for this model.

14K White Gold Fill Case with enamel on the corner engraving

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1928 Bulova watch

Bulova 1928 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
256390
Case Serial No.: 
8402076
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 A customer brought this one in for a Service... said it belonged to her Grandfather. I have searched the site and can't find this Model. Any thoughts?

Also, she wants the hands changed back to original!!

Edit: 08/11/2015  Changed thrid digit of case serial number from "C" to "0".  Updated from 1927 Manufacture Date to 1928 based on first digit of case serial number.  Will

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Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch

Bulova 1928 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
819238
Case Serial No.: 
8325405
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.2 x 21.2
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

14 k WGF Bulova - New York , Patent date Jan 11, 1927 in near perfect condition. 

Added 9/25/2011 -

Name updated 1/26/2013

Photos Updated 11/11/2013 New Bracelet

 

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Geoffrey Baker Bulova Franklin watch 11 11 2013
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch

Bulova 1928 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
484447
Case Serial No.: 
8296334
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

A rather RARE BULOVA "unknown" Model, Circa 1928. (Patented: 1.28.27) All original Art Deco styled white gold filled case with elegant Greek Key black enameled bezel details, in excellent overall condition. Just (luminous) redialed, as original. Also completely serviced and calibrated by a master watchmaker with 35+ years experience. Sporting a new glass crystal and black Spidel lizzard strap!

 

This is probably about the most handsome 20's Bulova I've seen yet in person, except perhaps the Lone Eagle No. 1... However this watch is almost certainly much RARER... as it's only the second one I've EVER SEEN! 

 

THIS RARE TIMEPIECE, HAS BEEN SOLD...

 

My Best :-)  Scott

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