Bulova 1945 Knickerbocker

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.406
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5322426
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
18x18 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
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JP
Posted July 22, 2013 - 10:10am

Panel Member

Clinton and a very nice watch.

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Posted July 22, 2013 - 11:25am

Club 5000

Yes a Clinton.

Jay

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bourg01
Posted July 22, 2013 - 2:29pm

Panel Member

Agrred, Clinton from me.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 22, 2013 - 11:10pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Not sure what year but the knickerbocker model may come into play here.

jabs
Posted July 23, 2013 - 6:29am

Panel Member

year of production I estimated by case number

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Posted July 23, 2013 - 4:55am

Club 5000

I had a look at  the ads on the site and I think I have to lean towards the Knickerbocker and away from the Clinton.  The 3 ads where it is shown all look like official Bulova marketing material.  The ad for the Clinton looks to be a jeweler created piece.

Jay

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jabs
Posted July 23, 2013 - 5:37am

Panel Member

"Knickerbocker" don´t have number in seconds subdial

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1945-2.jpg

I therefore estimated "Clinton" as http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1946-Clinton-318

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Posted July 23, 2013 - 6:07am

Club 5000

True, but neither do any of the ads.

Jay

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jabs
Posted July 23, 2013 - 6:40am

Panel Member

As shown in "Clinton" and "Knickerbocker" are very similar. But two of the three published here "Clinton" watches are numbered subdial and one does not,  while one of the two published here "Knickerbocker" has numbered subdial and the other does not.

It is then difficult decision
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Posted July 23, 2013 - 6:44am

'COMPTROLLER'

shown on a Leather strap, as is the subject.

ad is 1943 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1943-1.jpg