Bulova 1946 Seabee

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Model ID rating explained.
1.812
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
46
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
53 63270
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello All,

Update on this watch. I have taken it to a watch maker. he said its a wartime vintage with original case. I have added pics of the case and movement. Crown has been and crystal has been replaced at some point in its lifetime

movement 10bcc

case ser# show 53 then 63270 under it

once again any help identifying it would be awsome.

Thanks again for looking

Ken

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bourg01
Posted December 8, 2014 - 8:14pm

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The lack of caseback markings would indicate it's been re-cased. Dial looks like a WaterTight. More info from the movement and inside of the caseback is needed for anyone to comment or investigate this watch any further.

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timerestoration
Posted December 9, 2014 - 12:53pm

I have 2 of these...No markings on back, BULOVA Signature inside of case. 1949 and All Bulova.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 8, 2014 - 10:04pm

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Keen please see the instructions for adding additional photos of your watch so that the panel has all the relevant information needed to provide you with a model ID.

kenfe
Posted December 9, 2014 - 7:47am

I will be taking the watch to the Jewler today and I will get some more pics of the movement the inside back. Hopefully there will be some markings on it to help Id.

 

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bobbee
Posted December 9, 2014 - 2:49pm

1953 Seabee.

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 9, 2014 - 2:52pm

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I'm with Bob on the 1953, but the 49 on the movt makes me think it's an older one (1949) in a newer case. 

Geoff Baker
Posted December 10, 2014 - 7:36am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hmmm, this is tricky, I agree with Jeff, all Bulova. I'm a little tentative on both a Seabee ID and the year dating. I'm backpedaling on my earlier Seabee ID. I looked at the 51-55 ads and this is the only Seabee I find, I don't think it matches, the lugs seem very different:

At this point I'm back to Unknown for this one.

Nice watches Ken, a good start to your collection I'd say.

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bobbee
Posted December 10, 2014 - 3:32pm

Just wondering where the 1949 for the movement date comes from. I can't see the date, even when zoomed in.

kenfe
Posted December 11, 2014 - 11:25am

Sorry for the quality of pic I will try to get a better picture tonight with the SLR. and its not 49 like Reverend Rob said on the movement its a 46 I could not find any other symbols on it. 

Thank for the help. I am impressed with all the knowledge of everyone here.

Ken

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bobbee
Posted December 11, 2014 - 11:47am

A search of the newspaper ads got this matching July 1954 advert. If one checks Watertite and Seabee examples in db, we see these cases have a two number date in some. I have one myself.