Bulova 1946 Statesman

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6748047
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
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dfrobbins
Posted November 16, 2010 - 6:34pm

I just recently purchased this item at auction and I am looking for someone in central Indiana to clean up and restore to its original glory.  Any recommendations would be great.

 

Thanks

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Stephen Ollman
Posted November 16, 2010 - 10:49pm

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Other than having a dirty case, what else is wrong with the watch?

  • Does it run?
  • Does it set?
  • What condition is the crystal in?
  • How much brassing does the case have? 
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dfrobbins
Posted November 22, 2010 - 7:43pm

case may need replating... It currently does not run or set, but the crystal is in excellant condition.

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted November 17, 2010 - 3:44am

This watch is a 1946 model... The case needs a complete replating, due to extensive gold loss/wear through... (Replate in copper, then 2- 3x to around 5+ microns... in karat gold plating, as stamped...)

It's a popular model... and cetainly a worthy restoration candidate, however :-)

If you or yor watchmaker needs this or any other crystal/s, just let me know???

 

Best :-) 

William

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William Smith
Posted July 13, 2015 - 3:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

Case serial number starts with "6", and I think I'm seeing a square date code on movement.  I'm not seeing "47" on movement.  Should be a 1946 model.

Andersok
Posted July 13, 2015 - 6:07am

Panel Member

I also see a square stamp, making this a 1946 dated model