Bulova 1944 Cadet "D"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
7185047
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
See Pic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I'm assuming I have a "Cadet" here.Lots of interesting info on this model.Wonder if the value is what it was 3yrs.ago.All appears to be original other than band and crown.If you know who might have a Bulova crown please advise.

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mybulova_admin
Posted August 1, 2014 - 3:42pm

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Is therea date code on the movement, as I recall the date is an important factor for the design as it went by a few names over the course of about a decade.

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William Smith
Posted August 2, 2014 - 4:35am

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I think I see the Swiss to USA BXW on the balance cock, and above the Unadjusted lettering could be a date code?

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bobbee
Posted August 1, 2014 - 4:56pm

1947 per case sn.

bourg01
Posted August 1, 2014 - 9:20pm

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I'm good with Cadet. Not sure of a variant.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 1, 2014 - 10:12pm

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Here is a previous thread that compared the Cadet, Ranger and  the Bruce models. Subject watch looks to be the Cadet 'D'

jabs
Posted August 2, 2014 - 8:59am

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All adverts that I have found for Cadet have black numerals and hands.

While we have the same watch in database with ID Cadet "D" but it's okay?

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bobbee
Posted August 2, 2014 - 9:40am

Close up of this 1949 ad shows gold numerals, and the hands look dark but will match numerals.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1949-13.jpg

Cadet "D", yellow case, a match.

Pretty sure I see a circle datemark for 1944, between the ratchet wheels.

1947 case, maybe a swapover movement at some time, maybe recently.

jabs
Posted August 2, 2014 - 10:11am

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Your ad did not convince me, while also talking about black numerals and hands :) 

But we have the same watch twice already in the database as Cadet "D"!

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William Smith
Posted August 2, 2014 - 12:45pm

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The Cadet/Ranger/Bruce/Cambridge discussions are informative and confusing at times- at lest confusing to me.  I do see Ken has similar watch listed as 1945 Cadet "D" here.  Mr. Hanley lays out some various ad/model progressions in other related threads.
I also see what looks like a circle btwn ratchet wheels, but there's also something above the unadjusted script.
I'm good with Cadet ID.  The year and variant are a little more tricky, but "D" variant would work for me too.