Bulova 1947 Minute Man

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.87625
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8059540
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Additional Information: 

 A woman in town wanted us to find out the value of this watch.  Thank goodness for this website.  I've been able to find two or three "close, but no cigar" models and am hoping someone here will be able to help us help her.  At this time, it's not known whether or not she will be willing to sell the watch.

Band is similar to the one shown on the 1949 Cadet model in http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1949-4.jpg

 Case is similar to the one shown for the 1946 Minute Man model (but the face, font and hands are different)  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1946-minute-man-1079

The font used for the face seems to be similar to the 1950 President "A" but the case shape isn't there.

 Will hopefully have a picture of the movement soon as my business partner will be taking it to the local jeweler to see if they are able to open the back for us.

 

It did seem to be in working condition when I wound it last week.

 

This watch has been sold.

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plainsmen
Posted July 24, 2011 - 5:19pm

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I've seen this model several times... I think in a black dial as well... can't remember if we ever figured this one out.

GirlsWithAKeyboard
Posted July 24, 2011 - 7:34pm

 So there's hope???  I'll go digging through the forums again and see what I can find.  It's just hard to search when you don't already know the answer.  ;-)  Thanks!

mybulova_admin
Posted July 24, 2011 - 8:03pm

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Also have a look through the watch database for that year and one just before and after.

I'm sure we have this one identified already somewhere in there. Alos what can you tell us about the movement?

GirlsWithAKeyboard
Posted July 24, 2011 - 8:35pm

 Nothing at the moment.  I didn't want to risk damaging the watch (since it wasn't mine) so I haven't been able to read anything inside.  We do have an appt set up this week to have a jeweler open it up so that in case anything happens, it was a professional's faux pas and not ours.  ;-)  The business partner has received strict instructions to take the camera along so that I can post pics afterwards.

 

Tangent:  Finding out the people here are very helpful and friendly.  Kudos to all!

 

mybulova_admin
Posted July 25, 2011 - 9:34pm

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The watch model looks very familiar so I'm sure we will ID it soon.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 26, 2011 - 6:21am

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Anyone second the Minute Man

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1948_2.jpg

 

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted July 26, 2011 - 1:16pm

SECOND....

 

See also:  http://cgi.ebay.com/1948-BULOVA-MINUTE-MAN-NOS-GLASS-WATCH-CRYSTAL-PART-/270786866000?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0c27ab50 

 

:-)  Scott

GVP
Posted July 26, 2011 - 1:54pm

 Definately a minuteman

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 26, 2011 - 5:27pm

Not so fast Boys, depending on the production date.

1952 BB crystal catalogue suppliment renames this Watch 'PETER PAN' coincideing with the Movie of the same names' realease in 1953. - Bulova marketing!

I believe I see L4 stamped on the Caseback (?), as discussed below.

http://www.mybulova.com/node/1520

mybulova_admin
Posted July 27, 2011 - 1:22am

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Fifth...I hate you!!!!

:-)

Do we have anything on the Peter Pan?