Watertite

Bulova 1941 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10BX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
695
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1941?Watertite

Case back has no markings or serial number.

Inside case back:BULOVA WATCH CO SWISS  STAINLESS STEEL and the number 695(at least I think its 695,the second number is not clear)

Dial:Gold applied numbers.The name BULOVA and WATERTITE are also raised applied gold letters.sub dial seconds numbered every 10 seconds.SWISS onthe bottom.

10BX  17 JEWEL movement (unadjusted)has the BXW import code and the asterisk on which I guessed the year of this watch

 

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1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1929 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Model: 
N/A
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
N/A
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I thought I would never find one but recently this fellow appeared on the bay and I won the auction. As you can see, it has not been well cared for but  here he is, the 1929 Bulova Watertite Watch. I added the bracelet to photograph it. I cannot open the back so I do not have movement photos or information from the marking. It is not running and the stem will not move. I will be sending this one on summer holiday to the workshop of M Cousineau to see if he can coax open the back or, if I'm lucky make it run again. It appears as if there is some sort of additional bezel ring alongside the dial perhaps to aide in making it 'Watertite', hopefully I can get some more photos in the future.

Truly a rare Bulova watch if ever there was one.

Added 6/11/2017

 

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1929 Bulova Watertite watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1952 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
L
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10BTC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
201051
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1952 Bulova Watertite 'L'

Looks to be all original; nickel plated case with stainless steel back, inside of caseback reads: Stainless Steel Back, Bulova Watch Co, Swiss, 51, 201051; dial has raduim hands and dots at each marker; Swiss-made 10BTC manual wind 17-jewel movement dated L2; original stainless expansion band.

1951 Advert

 

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1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1942 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10BE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
578
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
26 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1942  by the movt date, stainless steel compressor type case, tension ring and outer bezel compress against the crystal. Front loading case with split stem as usual, this one has a broken sweep pinion bridge that will need to be replaced. 

Dial with outer chapter ring and smaller crystal at just 26 mm. 

 

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[1942watertite] Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1953 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
253360
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
28.2 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Well I thought I might have another Seabee here, but now I am leaning towards Watertite, mainly because of the dial.

This has the larger  than some watertites, but I believe that this may only apply to theolder ones, and a much more complicated case. The outer bezel accepts the case back, which is quite deep, from below, and then the reflector and crystal and outer ring compress the crystal against the flange for a seal. Unfortunately the case is chromium plated and will have to be stripped and re-plated.

The last picture is with crystal removed, because it is a mess. 

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1953 Bulova Watertite F  watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch

Bulova 1949 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
44239
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Next Bulova project watch.

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1949 Bulova Watertite
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
45710
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this is a Watertite model from 1950. Just picked this one up in a lot of other watches nd really didn't pay much attention to iit. Trying to decide if it is worth restoring or not, need service, crystal and case work. Thoughts?

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1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1945 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10BAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
378
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello All,

UPDATE

So I have taken the watch to a watchmaker and showed me how to take it apart. He said it is a wartime vintage with 10BAC movement. Triangle for the date code witch puts it at 1945. Case serial number is 378. I have uploaded the new pictures

Thanks once again for all the help

Ken

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1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BTC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
107607
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

also stamped L1 unadjusted, and SXW (or MXS) near the advance/retard pin.

model is a watertite i think

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Bulova watertite 1951
Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Watertite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
86380
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
26 acrylic, hi-dome
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Screw back, no markings on outside of back, inside marked- stainless steel back-Bulova watch company-Swiss-51-86380-L1 0n movement, seems to need a mainspring, hour & minute hands pretty rusted, red sweep second hand, dial shows age{patina}.  Case has been around the block too. Another clunker I got off ebay.

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