Bulova 1945 Tuxedo

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6768637
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch was a present to my grandfather and passed to my father and then to me. The symbol on the 7AK movement is a square. The case is solid 14k yellow gold. The band is a 14k yellow solid gold Kreisler. It still runs but loses time after 6 hours. Needs a good cleaning.

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GVP
Posted January 24, 2011 - 5:26am

 This 1946 Advert would suggest it is the Craftsman, not Tuxedo...agree?  Dial, case, movement all match.

 

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vintagebulova.com
Posted January 24, 2011 - 6:20am

Club 5000

The Tuxedo had the seconds bit highlighted in a darker color where the Craftsman did not.  Think that its a Tuxedo.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 24, 2011 - 6:27am

Yes, the Dial is the variant.

Tuxedo.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 24, 2011 - 6:37am

Club 5000Panel Member

That and the solid 14K gold braclet gives it a perfect match. Lovely watch!

GVP
Posted January 24, 2011 - 6:43am

Spot on, well done. Never come across a solid gold craftsman/tuxedo, same case different dial/band is the only difference I guess?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 24, 2011 - 7:27am

GJ,

Yes, seems to be a trend in similar cased models.

rgarcia599
Posted March 3, 2012 - 3:43pm

I have this same watch.  Also from my grandfather who originally bought it in 1946. 14k with original band, movement etc.  I just took it in and had it cleaned and it runs beautifully.  But, alas I am in need of money and I think that I might list it for sale.  Any idea what I should ask for it?

OldTicker
Posted March 3, 2012 - 4:10pm