Franklin

Bulova 1949 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
634821
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
23.5mm X 23.5mm Quadrant Gable
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1949 Bulova "Franklin" 17J 10BM movement date marked A9, Brushed Silver dial with raised Gold markers and Gold hands, 10K RGP bezel and Stainless back date marked A9 Brown Leather strap, 4X signed.

Nice running Timepiece, looks to have been very well cared for.

*Photo update

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1949 Bulova "Franklin" 17J 10BM
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Bulova 1952 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BM
Case Serial No.: 
6237636
Additional Information: 

Square Case measures 35mm lug to lug x 25mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Butler finish Dial shows applied Gilt Arabic numerals on the even Hours, small applied Gilt squares the remainder. Sub Seconds Dial track is applied Gilt hashmarks, the first I have seen configured this way. Bulova logo is printed Black, Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Alpha style.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Caseback is Stainless Steel.

*watch currently missing seconds hand, as found.

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Bulova 1945 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA FRANKLIN, Circa 1946... 17 Jewels, likely 10 kt. gold filled case? This model was soon replaced (Christmas of 1947) with the "A" model and a new powerplant, if I read the (blurry) movement model, correctly? (As par, for Bulova... new name, different movement, upgraded dial, more options, same case...)

 

BEST :-)  William

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Bulova 1948 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Model: 
10BH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9439641
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA "FRANKLIN" Model "A" Circa 1947 & 48+ (There were also what appeared to be the same "A" models produced, through at least 1950...) 17 Jewels. Also available in Rose (Pink gold dial) and White gold (including Black dial) filled cases... Evidentally a very good seller!?

Images used with permission of Gary of  TixnTox  &  WatchAd  on eBay:

http://shop.ebay.com/tixntox/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=...

 

BEST :-)  William

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Bulova 1948 Franklin

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
10BH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9120433
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

This is a 17 jewel Bulova Franklin - 10kt RGP bezel  - Stainless steel back

Has a few marks on the face - will upgrade pictures when refurbished.

I also have the 1947 model and will put this one onto the site also - once refurbished

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