Squadron

Bulova 1945 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5051898
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1945 14K Rose gold plate Squadron "B" on original JB Champion Rose gold plated scissor band. Photo color is a little off, case and band are indeed rose gold and face is copper. Movement stamped with a "O" in lower right corner below the hairspring wheel. From an estate junk drawer as seen. Very minimal high point wear to plating,  scratches in crystal that wil all polish out. This one is in my "to do" box. Broken mainspring, everything else appears ok.

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1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1951 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
8ad
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3672403
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21 x 17.5mm rectangle with slight dome
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10K Yellow Gold Filled Case ; 'Bulova' signed crown ; Overall case measures 35.7 x 21.0mm w/o crown ; not currently running, but repairs soon to come ; Awesome condition and potentially original strap included when acquired. The strap as pictured has 'Bulove 1/20 12K G.F. Top" on one side and "Des. Pat. Pend. S.S. Back - L1" on the other end, so the date code could potentiall mean this is original. The bracelet still retains much of its spring action ; Box also included in acquisition. It has 'Fifth Avenue' on inside top in red silk and felt. I will post extra picture in responses. ;  I believe this to be a " Squadron 'A' " with the 'A' designation for yellow GF. This could fill a hole where there are no 1951 examples. The ads I've seen don't show this exact bracelet. 

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1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch

Bulova 1945 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5095697
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Untouched for possibly 60 years, This watch was discovered by myself amongst my late grandfather's things last Friday. It was possibly bought by my great grandfather either for himself, or for his son on his13th birthday in February of '45.

This watch came with the original presentation box of luscious plum velvet, the original warranty, still vibrant after 70 years, and the sturdy outer cardboard box. Both of my parents' families grew up (and still live in) one of the watch factory towns, Woodside, New York. This watch was likely bought directly from the factory, because, according to my mother, if there were any sort of imperfections, it was sold at a discounted price. I believe my great gtandfather bought this from the factory because of the $45.00 price written on the outer box. This is more than likely the discounted price because new ones were advertised for 55 dollars.

The pointed hands also indicate a factory imprefection (possibly an assembly line mistake?), because they're different from any of the others I've seen on the Squadron. It's unlikely these were an older replacement because this watch hasn't been used in over 50 years.

It's running strong, and is on my wrist as I type. I couldn't be more pleased to wear this goregous work of art.

(A freaky coincidence: my mother purchased a watch for me off of ebay because she knew I'd admired ones with copper faces. When I showed her this watch, she ran to her bedroom and produced an identical one. However, her's was a 1947 squadron with straight hands. She kept the one she bought, and I have my grandfather's!)

 

If my theory about the factory imperfection is incorrent, please let me know.

Also, can anybody spot a date code on the movement? I don't see one.

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1945 Bulova watch
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1945 Bulova watch

Bulova 1945 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5118663
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi all

I bought this watch a few weeks ago and sent it off to Jeff Shimp for servicing and redialing. I think its come up great. I bought it for a snip.

This makes two of these i have

I do like the rose gold coloured Squadron,s 

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donegd 1945 Bulova 01 21 2015
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Bulova 1946 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
46
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6990685
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Watch is in 14k Rose gold with a bronze face.

I believe it to be an 1950 Squadron.

Not sure what the "BXW" marking is on the movement.

No date marking other than both a 46 and a 51?

Watch is in very good condition, runs smoothly and keeps good time.

Was bought on eBay on the 01/12/2015 for $US 52.

 

 

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Bulova 1945 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6263319
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi here is another recent purchase ( this ones not going anywhere near a spanish watchmaker )

im not sure which model it is so any thoughts on identiying it would be apreciated

Maybe a squardon B ?

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donegd 1946 Bulova Squadron B 09 17 2014
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Bulova 1949 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2304549
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1949 Squadron "B" 

according discussion in http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1947-squadron-b-2502

Yellow Cased = "A"

Pink Cased = "B"

White Cased = "C"

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1949 Squadron "B"
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Bulova 1953 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
not certain
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
8087346
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello Folks and thank you for the help - I have just joined your forum, as my 85 yr old father has several Bulova watches he is now passing down to me to keep.

I have the following that is a Fifth Avenue L3 model that he purchased a few years after coming out of the Navy after his WWII service. 

I have spent time researching your extensive materials, especially the original '53 ads, and we are not sure if it is a President, Delegate, Byron, or just a generic dept. store model.

We were hoping you could help us ID it, as it "sort of" works when you wind it, and I want to take it to a jeweler to get it fully functional. 

My father and I really appreciate any help you can offer us.

Thanks,

BC

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spudslatte 1953 Bulova Sqadron01 23 2014
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch

Bulova 1947 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6993167
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Rose gold Squadron with rose gold case.  Case is 46.. movement 48 but looks double stamped.

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1948 Bulova Squadron
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1945 Squadron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
46
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7238315
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Rose Gold case and band

This was completed with a NOS dial

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