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.

Not For Sale
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plainsmen
Posted July 31, 2011 - 2:54pm

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Yep yep... come on in the waters fine!  Once you get bitten.... you pretty much turn into a Bulovampire.... cursed to roam the web looking for your next vicitm!  Muah... muahhah.. muahahahahahaha!!!!

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 1, 2011 - 2:12pm

Before this Marriage thing goes any further I think GirlsWithAKeyboard, one of them anyway, needs to sit the Fiancee down, confess that She is possibly a Bulovamp and give the option to get out now. lol

......it can get a little difficult to hide a couple of hundred Watches.

GirlsWithAKeyboard
Posted August 19, 2011 - 9:24pm

 Took me three years to get the ring ... and I have a sneaking suspicion he'd tell me I was doing it all wrong and take over the hobby for me.  Then there would be TWO more people to fight against in the auctions.  ;-)

Won't be hard to hide a couple hundred watches if I put them in his garage/tool room.  He can never seem to find the right tools when he needs them.  Hehe.  True story:  I got a flat tire about two weeks ago and he swore up and down the tire iron wasn't there.  Two good samaritans and a few stripped lug nuts later, I thought to unfold the carpet where the spare was being stored.  Guess what I found?  :-)

 

side note:  The watch will be going up for sale this weekend.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 20, 2011 - 7:55am

'Guess what I found?'

Bulova Watches You'd hidden and forgotton about?

: p

GVP
Posted August 1, 2011 - 7:23am

 SO I have a rose model without engravings dating 1945 10bc 17j.......is this still a minute man...knowing Bulova, likely not!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 1, 2011 - 2:13pm

Movement is the same.

Post it as an 'UNKNOWN' for now Gary and let's hash it out.

 

GVP
Posted August 2, 2011 - 10:16am

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Posted as unknown 1945

 

JP
Posted April 18, 2013 - 11:28pm

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That's purty what ever you want to call it.