Bulova 1946 Bruce "B"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.175
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
46
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
6103362
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Lieutnant

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JP
Posted August 20, 2013 - 6:23pm

Panel Member

Nice watch. 

Geoff Baker
Posted August 21, 2013 - 5:20am

Club 5000Panel Member

I would vote this watch the "Lieutenant", I still have a soft spot for rose gold, great looking watch.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted August 21, 2013 - 6:21am

Club 5000Panel Member

All rose/coral gold, non-engraved versions.

1941+42+43 showing The Lieutenant on leather band

1942 advert with Ranger on bracelet

1942 advert with Cadet on expanding bracelet

1943 advert with Lieutenant on leather band

1943+44 showing Cadet "B" on expansion bracelet/leather combo
(ad has watches around the wrong way)

1946 adverts showing as Bruce "B" on expanding bracelet

1946 adverts showing Cadet "B" on expansion bracelet/leather combo

1947 advert with Bruce "B" on a expansion bracelet.

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1941+42+43 + expanding bracelet = Cadet
1941+42+43 + leather band = Lieutenant
1942+43 + bracelet = Ranger

1946-49 + expanding bracelet/ leather combo = Cadet

1946-47 + expanding bracelet =  Bruce

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Bruce "B" would be my call.

 

jabs
Posted August 21, 2013 - 8:08am

Panel Member

Well, that's a perfect analysis, take my hat off. I did not know how many models have the same design.

bourg01
Posted August 21, 2013 - 9:09am

Panel Member

Here it would seem the band is the issue, since most don't have thier original bands, 1946 manufacture date would make it a "Cadet".

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 7:49am

a humdinger.

1946 ad 4 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1946_4.jpg

vs

'46 ad 7 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1946_7.jpg

Does anyone agree that there is a slight difference in the Case lugs?

 

mybulova_admin
Posted August 24, 2013 - 8:02am

Club 5000Panel Member

I think we have had a similar conversation before about the lugs. Mark you could be right or it could just be the way the artwork is detailed and presented.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 24, 2013 - 7:51am

Club 5000Panel Member

Shawn, most Cadets had the combo leather and expansion band at this time, which would make a 1946 with all leather a Bruce "B".

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 24, 2013 - 8:08am

admin,

The 'BRUCE' "B" has a rounded or 'teardrop' shaped lug IMO.

'CADET' "A"

: )

plainsmen
Posted August 28, 2013 - 5:41pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Bruce B