Commodore

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
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1949 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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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
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1953 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8199260
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
plastic low dome
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Can you please help me identify this watch ?

I thought it was a Sea King but the 2 dots above the 12 make me question that. All Sea Kings I find of this year only have 1 dot above the 12.

Mechanism is accessed thru the top.

Case:
Round
10 K Gold Filled
Date Code: L4 for Manufactured Year 1954

Back Stamped:
BULOVA
Stainless Steel Back
Anti Magnetic
Shock Resistant
Water Tite
L4
8199260

The hands are gold with a gold second hand.

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oddpodge 1954 Bulova 04 15 2015
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Bulova 1940 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10 AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
064511
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
25.4 X 19.05
Additional Information: 

 I originally thought this was a 1940 Ambassador. Another member pointed out that it matches the ad for a 1941 Commodore. The 10 AE movement has a crescent moon, but also below it is a lighter impression of the circle with two (Bunny) ears.

The case back has a serial number of 064511 and inside the upper case is the Roman Numerals V I I.

I wonder if this was a 1938 made movement that was later sold as a 1940 watch?

The crystal is cracked. I have a new (old stock) crystal, I plan to put on it.

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Bulova 1949 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
2625992
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
G-S PMX313-16
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

My Saturday morning project was bringing this one back to life. It seems to be happy now. I don't know what that is on the dial but it looks much worse in the photos than it does looking at the watch.

 

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Bulova 1943 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10BS
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3522881
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Crystal Details: 
approx. 24mm x 18.5mm
Additional Information: 

UPDATED INFORMATION INCLUDED - For the 3rd time!

This was an eBay rescue that I am trying to learn more about. Since someone has added rubies to the dial, I believe it may have been modified, perhaps extensively.

I am not a watch repair person, so I was very hesitant to dismantle the watch. I gave it a shot, and I have included photos of the movement and case interior. In addition to the "official" stampings on the part that holds the movement, it appears people have engraved other information into the case over the years.

The exterior case dimensions are 38mm (lug to lug), 32mm (w/o lugs) and 25mm wide.

I had previously believed there was no ID number on the back. I am a dolt. It was there all along and is shown above.

Based on the information on this website, it appears to be a 1943 model.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Dan Sweet 1943 Comodore 03 07 2015
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Bulova 1955 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
11ACC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
NONE
Case Serial No.: 
A787918
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Great little watch and matches the ad for 57 Commadore.

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Bulova 1935 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
5277460
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
20.5 Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1935 Bulova Commodore in fabulous condition. Complete package includes original bracelet AND clam shell display case (the name tag just shoots it right over the top!) But WAIT  - THERE'S MORE  - it's been stored all those years in the original cardboard box so the color of that clam shell IS STILL 1935 unfaded  - WOW. Unengraved case is marked 10k Rolled Gold Plate and has virtually no sign of wear. Remarkable condition.

Added 1/25/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1935 Bulova Commodore watch 1 25 2013
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Bulova 1935 Commodore

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5212909
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20mm Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10kt Rolled gold plate.  Think its a mens, but is small enough to be womens??  Case first number is hard to read due to engraving, but it looks like a 5.

Case is 31mm lug end to lug end.   25mm round not including the crown.   

I think this watch is a "COMMODORE" , but will leave that up to you guys and gals.

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