Bulova 1946 Co Ed "B"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
7AM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6088798
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

Th watch add feature requires me to put in a date.  As the square mark was used for 1927, 1936 and 1946 I didn't know which would be correct so, I just chose 1946.  

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1946 Bulova Co Ed B watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
jabs
Posted May 19, 2017 - 2:11am

Panel Member

I would say that your watch is Coed "A"

1942 Bulova watch

Geoff Baker
Posted May 19, 2017 - 5:47am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yes, I also think this is Coed but I think it's rose gold, which is "B". Here's the full advert.

Andersok
Posted May 19, 2017 - 7:49am

Panel Member

There are numerous ads that show the Marie and Co-Ed in the same reference, where the Co-Ed is the same as, only with cord band. 1948 Ad for Marie.

Then there is the Janet models of the 40s that are identical to the Co-Ed:

The only one that is shown with a snake-type band that matches the subject watch is the Marie, however most of those ads also show an engraved bezel and the ring that connects the band to the case lugs is more U shaped instead of the large round type on subject watch (so may not be original), and I cannot find a Marie ad prior to 1947.

I think it could be any one of those three, but I will go along with Co-Ed (or Coed) "B" for the rose gold 1946 model.

Wynot
Posted May 22, 2017 - 1:31pm

Thanks everyone.  The advert for the Co-ed says silvered dial with gilt numerals and hands.  This watch hase a rose dial, black numerals and blued hands.  The Janet-B ad doesn't give as much detail, simply calling it a "charming pink gold watch".  Thoughts?

The bracelet is signed ENSIGN 1/20 12KT GF.