Bulova 1940 Beacon

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10BX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
0537750
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.0X20.75 PLASTIC
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1940 BEACON.Rose gold (filled or plated) case including the back cover.Back marked BULOVA QUALITY and serial #.No markings on the inside of case.Crown is too worn to say if it's original.I bought this one a few weeks ago and just received it today.It was bought as not running but as soon as Itook the movement out of the case it just started up.The reason I got this one was the movement is different than the examples in the database.It's a "10BX" which I don't see listed anywhere.Go figure.Denis

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denupnorth 1940 Bulova 02 05 2015
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1955mercury
Posted February 5, 2015 - 9:38pm

I've got it's younger brother Den, born in 1941 with the same movement DNA.

 

denupnorth
Posted February 6, 2015 - 3:38am

Your's looks a lot nicer.I don't see anything in the database regarding the 10BX movement or am I missing it?

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bobbee
Posted February 6, 2015 - 4:20am

Nice Beacons, they really are shining examples!

Lisa over at Watchophilia has a couple of 10BX examples, 15 and 17 jewels.

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1941-watertite/

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1941-watertite2/

denupnorth
Posted February 6, 2015 - 5:54am

So am I right in assuming this model came with either the 10AX AND THE 10BX movement ?

 

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bobbee
Posted February 6, 2015 - 6:02am

Yes.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 7, 2015 - 5:27am

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Nice watch Denis. I would say it's the Beacon.

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William Smith
Posted February 16, 2015 - 11:41am

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Nice Beacon.

plainsmen
Posted February 16, 2015 - 6:06pm

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Beacon as well.  I like this dial in both the Beacon and the Westchester.

jabs
Posted February 17, 2015 - 4:26am

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Beacon

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airborne
Posted February 17, 2015 - 6:45am

Looks like the Bulova Beacon