Bulova 1946 Aviator "B"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
7802039
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

1947 Aviator "B"

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bobbee
Posted September 4, 2014 - 5:06am

These Aviator "B" models seem to have taken off recently...

Nice one.

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William Smith
Posted September 4, 2014 - 2:53pm

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How were we able to distinguis between the "A" and "B" or between the two different "B" vairants?  I don't remember.  I think it was unique price of $33.75?  Checking now.  At least 4 Aviators in January 1955 pirce list, and if these are cross-referenced in other lists, it often gives gold color and sometimes dial configuration/color.  Note the "A" and "B" have identical model numbers (31549) but different prices. This may suggest the cases were the same, and differences are in dial configurations or even in the mount/strap/bracelet. There is another "B" with a different unique model number and different price (31593),  but it  has a higher price that the ad Jabs uses.

There's the only two unique model numbers from 1955 (below) for four different watches.   

I'm good with tentative Aviator "B" ($33.75), while checking for an ad for "B" with the price of $37.50.

jabs
Posted September 4, 2014 - 3:47pm

Panel Member

Will thank you, as always perfect analysis

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William Smith
Posted September 4, 2014 - 4:04pm

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Thanks Jabs...its not perfect, as I get a little long winded and redundant.  Its harder and takes more time to write short and succinct....so I sometimes babble :)  I didn't take the time to do screen snippets of various parts of the price lists, but the info is in the lists.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 5, 2014 - 4:55am

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Will, I'd like to think the difference in prices is the mount. It's a beautiful watch Jaroslav, I like this one.

I will go along with the Aviator "B" designation.

JP
Posted September 5, 2014 - 11:01am

Panel Member

Ditto Geoff