Bulova 1942 Commando

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2366577
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Need to replace the crystal, but confused on model of watch. Looks like an ARNOLD? Could you good people help with identiftying this watch and a glass crystal I need to purchase. Thank you!

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1949 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 15, 2017 - 8:30pm

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It definitely isn't a  49 Arnold or Bruce; lugs are quite different. I went through the full page ads and database from 1946 to 1949 and come up empty. Cool design, but unfortunately it's an unknown for me.. Is the case stamped A9? If not, this may be a pre-1949 case with a newer movement. If there is no date code, then case s/n would  suggest 1942, which means I was looking in the wrong place.

toddadale
Posted December 15, 2017 - 8:53pm

The case back is stamped A9. Interesting about the serial number. Thanks for help neetstuf-4-u

mybulova_admin
Posted December 15, 2017 - 9:40pm

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Movement is stamped 'A9' which equals 1949, yet the case starts with a '2' suggest 1942, suggesting a movemebt swap.

For the sake of ID purposes I'll focus on the case and dial, noting that the movement is a later replacement.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 15, 2017 - 9:49pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Is it possible to post a photo of the watch side on please. I'd like to see the size and height of the end case lugs.

Trying to determine if the case is the same as this non-engraved 'Officer'.

toddadale
Posted December 15, 2017 - 9:50pm

Will do! Thanks for your help

mybulova_admin
Posted December 15, 2017 - 10:01pm

Club 5000Panel Member

There is a Bulova Lexington model also, but model looks to alsoun-engraved.

One possibility is the 'Commando', just need to match up the lugs.

1943 Bulova Commando watch
Advert dates to 1943.

toddadale
Posted December 15, 2017 - 10:05pm

toddadale
Posted December 15, 2017 - 10:06pm

toddadale
Posted December 15, 2017 - 10:37pm

Here is a Bulova Commando photo. 

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 15, 2017 - 10:47pm

Panel Member

Good call Stephen, 1949 Commando......That certainly looks like a match to me.