Craftsman

Bulova 1947 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
7739147
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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1947 Bulova Craftsman B watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch

Bulova 1946 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6864999
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is a non working watch. The case is solid 14k RoseGold.

I took it to a local shop a couple years ago and the guy told

me the main spring was broken and he could not find a replacement.

I didn't notice till a couple months later that the second hand was missing.

When i confronted him about this he said it was missing when I brought it in.

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1946 Bulova Craftsman watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1956 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8021817
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1956 Bulova Craftsman 'B'

Case is 10K Yellow GF with lightly brushed sides, dated L6; Black dial model with gilt hands and markers, cross-hairs and sub-seconds hand; 21-Jewel 8AC movement dated L5; original expansion band; inside Roman numerals match the last three numbers of case s/n 817.

1958 Ad for the $75 A variant; the pricelists from 1955 and 1958 show three $75 variants during this time; the Yellow case with white dial 'A', the Yellow case with Black dial 'B', and the White case with Black dial 'C'.

 

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AndersoK_1956CraftsmanB
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
8BA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8392418
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.55X21.45 MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1954  Craftsman

Case back:10K GOLD FILLED  BULOVA  L4 and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA

Dial:Two toned dial with crosshairs,gold applied numbers and indices,sub secondds dial and reads BULOVA and SWISS onthe bottom.Gold hands.

Movement:21 jewel 8BA adjusted is also dated L4

Crown is signed BULOVA

This came on a SPEIDEL U.S.A. band marked 1/27-10k rgp tops  1/50-10k rgp ends  stainless steel bottom caps which I don't know if original

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1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1956 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
B021014
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1956 Craftsman "A", in accordance with the ongoing discussions with variant "B"

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1956 Craftsman A
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1955 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
A408391
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.5x17.5
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Looks simular to the gold Craftsman's listed in the database under 1955

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1955 Bulova Craftsman B
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch

Bulova 1946 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
6866367
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Original
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

From 55Mercury on Watchophilia.  Thanks again.

The 7 digit serial number on the back of the case is 6866367. This would indicate the watch was made in 1946. I know it has 1948 engraved on it but it wasn't unusual for these solid gold watches to sit in jewelers show cases a couple of years until someone that could afford them came along. 

 

Now for the model name. Here is an ad from 1946 showing your watch. 

You have a very rare 1946 Bulova "Tuxedo" model. I have only seen one other of this model. In 1946 a watch costing $225 was an extremely expensive watch. 

Using the CPI 1948 $250 = to 1998 $3500.00.

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1946 Bulova Craftsman
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch

Bulova 1940 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
7444673
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

If somebody can help me with opening the case then I can get more information.

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Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
7835802
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
raised acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case Back 10K gold plate L4; Movement L3 8AC USA 21J;

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Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1958 Craftsman

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
C754299
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
raised acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Charcoal Dial; Movement L7 8AC USA 2 Pos 5 Adj; Caseback 10K gold filled L8 and SN looks like a C followed by 754299 w/ KEN inscription.  Caseback details dull from recent electroplating.

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Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch