Navigator

Bulova 1948 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8186192
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20.30 x 17.80 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Here is a nice watch from 1948, 8AH 17jewels. I had to cut a crystal for it but otherwise no major issues. This movt can also be found with 21 jewels.

I think it may be a Navigator.

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1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch

Bulova 1956 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5221415
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
 

1956 Bulova Navigator (model# 275)

I picked up this watch some time ago; it was in very bad condition and needed just about everything on it restored. It happens to be one of my favorite designs. The case is not white gold or stainless, but a base metal type of nickel plating with a chrome finish. It was worn through severely, and the only way to bring it back was to have it replated. I think the case turned out rather well. The case is not date-stamped, and inside is marked Bulova Watch Co - case made in France. The caseback is stainless steel and marked ☆ Water Proof ☆; is this a Star case? The luminous white patterned dial and the hands have been refinished and re-lumed as well. The original dial had a square design around each luminous marker dot; the refinished dial has circular dots. It also uses a blue center sweep second hand. The movement is dated L6, 17-jewel 11ACC, Swiss made. The plain crown is not marked with the typical Bulova. The watch came in the original Waterproof display case, and had the hang tag (Navigator | 275 WHT. | 17J Strap $39.75 ). The original leather band was missing, but I have added a NOS Bulova band, very close to original. It also came with the Guarantee paper, with the case s/n and date of 12/5/56 hand written.

Supporting Ad is dated 1956

Pre photo:

 
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1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1955 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5219905
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
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1955 Bulova watch

Bulova 1943 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3192738
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
In my novice opinion it looks, feels, & sounds more like plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Our watch was part of a large inheritance. No other knowledge of it exists amongst the relatives. My husband and I have been attempting to identify by online research. I have been the most successful by finding a close match in your forums. The evidence introduced in the thread leads us to believe that our watch is possibly the '48 Broker. We read a brief "how to" on measuring the crystal and/or the bezel. However after attempting to do so, we feel our numbers will be inaccurate. Instead I am hoping that my pictures can serve as an alternative and the before mentioned forum thread as a substitute. Like I said, I did find a close match in the forums and perhaps this can be used for comparison. I'm including the URL for the thread, just in case it helps. In the very least, check the thread so the research can pick up where the panel members left off.

My inspection and opinion of it's condition:

Crystal (appears and feels more like plastic) is significantly scratched, engraved details on the crown have been worn down in some spots, missing the minute hand hand, missing lever for adjusting speed, damage to the movement is preventing it from operating as designed, gold is in fairly good condition but needs a good shinning up, and the entire case needs a thorough cleaning. 

Thank you for your time and knowledge shared with me.

Jenna Lute

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1947-broker-2535?page=2

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 jujulu 1943 Bulova navigator 6 8 15
1943 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1946 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6210985
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
Curved thick glass
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova, 10k rolled gold bezel, stainless case back, New York. Dial says "Swiss" beneath 6 o'clock

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1946 Bulova navigator
1946 Bulova watch

Bulova 1948 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8240472
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

hi all this another one i have just purchased. I think it is a 1948 Navigator. It works but will need a bit of TNC . there is a little rust on the movement by the jewel mark. and the dial is very dirty and i can't seem to make it any better even though i have tried to clean it, also the crystal needs replacing as its very scratched, but overall I think it will be well worth the effort having it restored.

the inside of the case is marked Bulova. 10k Rolled Gold Plate Bezel St/St back. New York.

the movement is marked 47, but the case serial number is 8240472. The watch came with a leather strap which fell apart as I was removing it. 

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donegd 1948 Bulova Navigator 12 23 2014
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Bulova 1945 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
4422332
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Believe this to be a 1945 Navigator. Dial is in rough shape, otherwise it's really fine.

Looks the same as http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1943-navigator-5216

Mike

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Bulova 1941 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1396294
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Just wondering the name of the watch and if anyone knows how to find a crystal replacement or what I should be looking for that would be great. Thanks

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Bulova 1956 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5222289
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

JP owns this watch. 

Outside Case Back:  Bulova Watch Co, Stainless Steel Back, Anti-Magnetic, Shock Resistant, Waterproof (w/ star insignia). 
Inside Case Back:  Bulova Watch Co, Case Made In France
Movement:  11ACC 17 jewel with L6 stamped on it.

The entire watch is stainless and the key in the photos is the key to open the waterproof back and it is stamped Bulova Watch Company made in France. The dial is white background with silver linnen dots. Numerals are raised silver and hands are silver luminous with blued sweep second hand. Watch runs well and seems to keep pretty good time according to the timer. About +- 1 minute per 24 hours.

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Bulova 1943 Navigator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3485589
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Looks like the Navigator to me... thanks for the ad Bobbee.

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1943 Bulova Navigator
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