Standish

Bulova 1940 Standish

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9098851
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Clear, 1 1/16" x 9/16"
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch belonged to my grandfather.  I inherited it on his death in 1983.  It was inoperable, without a band, when I received it (along with other bits and pieces in his "oddball jewelry" box).

I took it to Bowers Watch and CLock Repair in Atlanta in 2011 to see if they could get it working - they did so with a simple cleaning, and I now happily wear it on the most special of occasions.

The case and face appear to be an exact match for the 1940 Standish model shown in the vintage advertisements on your site (note specifically the ad image on your website for 1940, number 5 of 36, with the Standish in the upper left corner).  The movement is a 7AP 17-jewel with an Omega data mark.

The case seems also to match a1940 Marshal in your database, but the face is different and the crystal is clear rather than amber.

The original band is long gone (my best guess is that my grandfather lost it at some point during his WWII service, but that's pure supposition on my part).  I added the modern leather band that you see in the photos.

The back of the case shows wear-through of the plating on the corners and edges - this watch was well-used and worn often before being relegated to the jewelry box!

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Bulova 1951 Standish

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
4418448
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1951 Standish, similar watch in database 1, 2, 3, 4

 

       
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Bulova 1939 Standish

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9506089
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is a first time first see for me with this watch. I was totally thrown off by the non-etched bezel because it really looks like a President.  I'd not seen one like this before.

It's sporting a 7AP, 17 jewel movement. (17 Jewel??) The case and bracelet are in natural gold tone.

I had believe this to be a 1939 Bulova President.  The 17 jewel was throwing me off.  

So off a hunting I went into our ads... nada.  Until I looked through our models.. 1939.  We have an obscure ad in one of our models and low and behold.  There it IS... the the same original braclet, and it looks to be also showing this exact dial.

Boys I give you, the 1939 Standish.  Looks to be the first one we have in our database collection!

 

(PS Sorry my pics are usually in my light tent, but I was to lazy to drag it out tonight, so I took this with my computer lamp and my cell phone!  Wowww... my stupid cell phone took like 25 meg pics at really micro clarity!)

 

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1939 Bulova Standish
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Bulova 1951 Standish

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
4777040
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Angled corners
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10k rolled gold plate

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Bulova 1939 Standish

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Model: 
unk
Case Serial No.: 
N/A
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

The BULOVA "STANDISH," Circa 1939. Please pardon the very low res. scans! I just had to add a third ID this week...  Perhaps Stephen can do something with it, in Photoshop?! LOL...

And despite the "2D" (i.e. FLAT) look... the same glass fits two Gruen Curvex models, BTW...

And a 27.5mm long glass... likely equates to a 44mm+ long case??? ( i.e. a "Curvex look..." )  

 

Best :-)  Scott

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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Standish

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3035405
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
GS CMN300
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Thanks to Plainsman.

 

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Bulova 1952 Standish

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3966346
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
21.10mm X 20.20mm GS#CMN300 WC#P7MC212
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1952 Bulova "Standish" as ID'd through the 1960 GS Catalog. 17J 10BM movement, Satin White dial with Raised Gold Markers and hands. 10K RGP Engraved Bezel, Stainless back. New WC Cut Corner Thick Glass Crystal, Nice Kreisler GF adjustable Bracelet Band. 5X signed

The Dial shows shows some age spotting, but not to bad, Keeps good time and makes a nice dress watch.

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1952 Bulova "Standish" 17J 10BM
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Bulova 1950 Standish

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

17 Jewel, 10BM Movement

I thought maybe the Arnold but I believe the 1950 Arnold was a 15 Jewel movement?  Notice the gold scrolling on the sides of the case only.

Bought off ebay a couple weeks ago $35 shipped.  What do we think boys?

 

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1950 Bulova