Bulova 1948 Lord Springfield

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Model: 
8AE
Case Serial No.: 
8032294
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The watch is 14k gold and has 3 diamonds, one at the 12, 3, and 9. There are not numbers on the face but what looks like small gold balls. The original matching gold bands is there also.  Any help?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 9, 2010 - 8:22pm

Looks like a Clinton varient or redial? <- Scratch this, I just noticed the 'eared lugs'. Hard to tell with the band.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 10, 2010 - 1:23pm

Case is similar to an Acadamy Award but square:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1950-academy-award-646

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Stephen Ollman
Posted December 11, 2010 - 5:01am

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Can you please post another photo of the watch close up. It's difficult to get a good look at the case.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 11, 2010 - 4:16pm

I thought Statesman, but no.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted December 11, 2010 - 5:53pm

Do the lugs on the watch move up & down?

 

billgreenlane
Posted December 11, 2010 - 6:35pm

Wayne, yes they do. It's like a double pivot. To everyone  Thank You, we'll figure it out I hope. Bill

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted December 14, 2010 - 10:51pm

Interesting... Looks like either a Jeweler dial upgrade, or maybe not, since it doesn't appear to be a "redial," for once...

Do you have the crystal proportions, in mm? Looks to be around +/- 18- 20mm wide x +/- 20- 23mm long... and flat around the crystal shelf on all four sides?? (i.e. an "X" rectangular shape in either BB glass, or G-S acrylic, crystal speak...)

Perhaps either:  X2120 x 17.7mm?  X2246 x 18.6mm??  (Both 1948 aftermarket BB glass crystal releases...)

 

Best :-) Scott

billgreenlane
Posted December 16, 2010 - 4:42pm

I measure it, I'm not an expert but it seems like it is 18X20 mm and the crystal shelf on all 4 sides. I'm using a scale to measure, it's not very precise. I can take it to a local jeweler and have him measure it. The is a strong possibility that it may be the aftermarket BB glass because the watch was purchased in 1948, but has the 1947 date inside. Thanks for any help.     Bill

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DarHin
Posted July 16, 2013 - 8:55pm

'48 based on case #.

This is the first one of these that I've seen in yellow. I've seen a couple over the years in white like mine:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1947-unknown-3837

EDIT 07-16-13 added updated link

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1947-beau-brummel-3837

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William Smith
Posted November 18, 2012 - 6:00am

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Record year changed from 1947 to 1948 based on case SN and owners comments on original date of purchase.