Bulova 1945 Broker

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.7625
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5707350
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 21mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial shows applied Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova signature, tracks are printed in Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style and a Gilt Modern Seconds Hand shows on a Sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Caseback is Stainless Steel and stamped as shown.

Black Leather single keeper Strap is N.O.S. signed JB Champion.

 

 * last image shows as found condition, needs Glass to complete.

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GVP
Posted January 30, 2011 - 6:40am

 Jeez, what the hell had happened to that case!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 30, 2011 - 9:42am

GJ

a Dog buried it?

Actually I have no idea, under all the crud was a healthy layer of tarnish, under the tarnish a remarkable scratch and wear free Case. Movement is gummy but spotless, Dial unscathed, which is odd.

Caseback shows only one service date, apparantly this Watch had been lost and forgotton for quite some time.

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 27, 2011 - 1:36am

Mark,

 

WOW! Nice "RESTORE" :-)

I'm STILL wondering if this is a Broker, or the Commodore? I thought it was the Broker, and Shawn labeled it a Commodore?? Does anyone have an AD for either, YET?!? 

 

:-)  Scott

 

45ish:  Broker , Commodore         BB:  MX2037 178       PF:  MC204/2 179

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 27, 2011 - 4:50am

Scott,

One of the easier ones to be honest, although it's not finished. - Was listed as a 'COMMODORE' then noticed Gary's 'BROKER'.

Will investigate further.

GVP
Posted March 28, 2011 - 5:58am

 The reason i believe it is the broker and not the commodore is because the below advert shows the commodore, although similar the lugs are different...by deduction that leaves this as the Broker does it not?

There must be an advert somewhere as these models aren't rare rare...

384

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 28, 2011 - 6:30am

Discussed here:

http://www.mybulova.com/node/1260

A process of elimination would name this Model the 'BROKER' but as always an ad confirming the ID would be nice.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 28, 2011 - 6:43am

Club 5000Panel Member

Guys is there any menition of the Director there in the Crsytal catalogs. This is about the closest ad we have minus the side engravings.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 28, 2011 - 10:06am

admin,

If I recall the discussion 'DIRECTOR' also had a slightly shorter Case dimension (?)

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William Smith
Posted March 6, 2012 - 11:17am

Club 5000Panel Member

...one year later, and hopefully some new info?

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bobbee
Posted March 31, 2012 - 8:45am

Just been given one of these. No stem, no discernible wear to bezel, no crystal, dial is salmon coloured but  in need of restoration, hour and minute hands need same, second hand missing and inner case back rusty. Movement is 8AE 17 jewels not workingand missing 2-3 barrel bar screws, caseback no. is 3188894 and stamped inside"Bulova 10K rolled gold plate bezel,sterling base,stainless back,NEW YORK." Just looked at date marks, an X and an anchor shape, 1942-43?