Having a bit of trouble with this one.

I have a 10AK 15 Jew Movement Marked with a A9, the inside of the case back says: Bulova 10Kt Rolled Gold bezel, SS Back,New York. On the case back it says Bulova A9 and #1286111.

The band is a champion SS Back not sure if original. I'm confused with A9 . I need the Bulova Gods on this one.


Posted April 4, 2012 - 4:51pm

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"Director"... the ugly one imo.  I think I originally said Ambassador... naw.. Director.  

1950 Ad.  I'd say you have a 1950 Director with a left over '49 movement.

Posted April 4, 2012 - 5:12pm

It has A9 on the case and movement, so 1949 without question.  A9 should be on the chart of date codes for 1949, as it is seen often enough.  I believe I have six examples of it in my collection. 

EDIT:  Actually, I have seven examples of "A9" in my collection.

Posted April 4, 2012 - 5:17pm

A9 on my date chart reads 2009 thus my confusion. I also received a 10AK marked X with it but thats a 43 movement right?

Posted April 4, 2012 - 5:22pm

You are correct that A9 was also used for 2009, and a 10AK marked with an "X" would indicate 1943.

Posted April 4, 2012 - 5:25pm

So the A9 is correct and its a 49.

Posted April 4, 2012 - 5:30pm

Yes, and A9 should be added to the date code chart for 1949.