Bulova 1944 Officer

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10BA
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
4522835
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
20.30mm wide x 20.64mm long
Additional Information: 

Case back is signed as is the dial. 10k RGP. All hands and numbers and signature are raised gilt.

Needs new crystal. Light scratches on bezel but no wear off of gold.

 

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JP
Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:26am

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Need some help here folks. I don't have a clue as to what it is.

JP
Posted February 2, 2012 - 10:40am

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After looking thru the data base I foun d two possibilities for this watch. Could it be a 1946 Officer or a 1947 Ranger??

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 3, 2012 - 6:46am

Check the advertised Jewel count on both...

NOVA
Posted February 3, 2012 - 8:46am

The Officer is 15 jewels, like JPs watch.  It sure looks like the Officer to me, although, admittedly, these low res hand-illustrated ads can make it hard to be sure.  Bulova made so many watches with essentially this same profile. . .

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bobbee
Posted September 4, 2012 - 8:41pm

Movement symbol (circle) and case no. dates this to 1944, John, not '46.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 4, 2012 - 9:05pm

nice one, agreed.

1944

JP
Posted September 4, 2012 - 9:43pm

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Thanks guys.

John JP

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William Smith
Posted September 4, 2012 - 10:33pm

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Hi JP  Is there a mistake on measurements you entered into the crystal dimensions box?  As entered, it would be square crystal.  Maybe its camera angle, but doesn't look square to me.

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William Smith
Posted September 5, 2012 - 12:38am

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I didn't mean "square" crystal, I meant I didn't see equadistances in horizontal at widest point vs verticle measurements.  Even w/ tonneau shape, the crystal sure looks Longer on the verticle than on the widest horizontal.  An illusion to me. 

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bobbee
Posted September 5, 2012 - 2:12am

Pic of case back clears up any optical confusion Will, you can see it's a couple of mil longer each end.