Commodore

Bulova 1940 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
-065188
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.72mm x 23.94mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

While identification, if any, is the discretion of the panel, research of the subject watch indicates this a nationally advertised Kay Jewelry Co “Exclusive” represented in their ads as “made only for Kay’s by Bulova” and illustrated in two attached sample newspaper ads. The 1940 Alden appears identical to the subject watch with exception of the vertical etching on the bezel. There are two examples of the 1940 Alden in this database:  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-alden-2131 and http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-alden-1673.

I do not know the significance of the dash preceding the six digits of the serial number.

The history of the subject watch is unknown. The watch case and attached expansion band had a very heavy buildup of material making effort to separate the case back and case and then the movement difficult. The watch did not run and could not be wound. The hands appeared to move properly. The watch is pending professional service and repair.

Case measurement: 24.92mm (without crown) x 32.05mm / 37.98 (lug to lug), Lug width: 17mm; measurements with digital caliper.

 

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1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1935 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5012090
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

One of two original 1935 Commodores I've recently come across.  One was smoth and the other etched.  This is the smooth one in a natural yellow rolled gold plate.  

The case is marked on the back with the Bulova shield symbol found in only this year or close too it.

The bracelet is original and very hard to find once it's gone.

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1935 Bulova Commodore
1935 Bulova Commodore
1935 Bulova Commodore

Bulova 1935 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5218425
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

One of two original 1935 Commodores I've recently come across.  One was smooth and the other etched.  This is the etched one in a white rolled gold plate.  

What's sort of wild is this movement is stamped "O" indicating 1934, and it's a 17 Jewel, 10AE while the other is not.

The case is marked on the back with the Bulova shield symbol found in only this year or close too it.

The bracelet is original and very hard to find once it's gone.

 

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1935 Bulova Commodore
1935 Bulova Commodore
1935 Bulova Commodore
1935 Bulova Commodore

Bulova 1949 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2002402
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I belive this to be a Commodore

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1954 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10buc
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8206032
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Commodore

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[1954] commodore Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1949 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2626087
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
MISSING
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

CASE BACK: BULOVA   A9  AND SERIAL NUMBER

INSIDE CASEBACK:BULOVA  10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL  STAINLESS BACK NEW YORK

MOVEMENT:17 JEWEL 8AD  DATED 1950(LO) DIAL SIDE OF MOVEMENT IS ALSO STAMPED ETA 1220

SIGNED BULOVA CROWN.

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[1949 BULOVA COMMODORE
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
4638301
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Has the L1 stamped on gold caseback, so I've got the date of 1951.  However, I can't find the model or a picture for reference anywhere.

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1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch

Bulova 1953 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5934350
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1953 Bulova Commodore

Yellow gold case 10K RGP (stamped inside) dated L3, top-loader type, movement is accessed by removing bezel ring and crystal, and separating the two-piece stem; luminous dial and hands with yellow second hand - 1953 ad mentions it should be red; stainless caseback; 17-jewel 10BUC movement dated L3; original Bretton expansion band.

1955 Ad

 

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1953 Bulova Commodore
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1946 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5219697
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Unknown, we have three similar watches 1,2,3

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1936 Bulova Unknown
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch

Bulova 1953 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5899118
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
ROUND 28.15MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1953 COMMODORE

Case back:BULOVA,L3,STAINLESS STEEL BACK,ANTI-MAGNETIC,SHOCK RESISTANT,WATER TITE and serial number.

Inside case back:BULOVA,10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL,STAINLESS BACK,NEW YORK.

1O BUC 17 jewel movement is also dated L3

Dial:BULOVA,GOLD HANDS (WITH LUME) and applied gold numbers.Outer seconds track marked every five seconds.

Front loader with split stem.

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1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch