Bulova 1948 Arnold

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8681503
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

Case is a re-dial and a poor one at that. Bracelet looks to be original to watch and  is marked HADLEY. Watch runs very well and will require one more adjustment to be right on time. Watch has been dis-assembled and cleaned and re-assembled and oiled. Numerals are raissed gilt and watch has no minute or hour track nor a seconds track. Hands are gilt modern.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 12, 2012 - 8:17pm

John,

The Stainless Steel Caseback ("White Metal back") is an indicator of a Watch produced post 1940, 1948 pairs nicely with the Movement Dated 1947.

database ad Dated 1947 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1947_3...

1948 'ARNOLD'

JP
Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:31pm

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Thanks Mark.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 13, 2012 - 4:39am

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Arnold

 

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 5:12am

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1948 Arnold w/  a black redial? 

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bobbee
Posted August 13, 2012 - 5:37am

Arnold, non-conforming. Ads show only white dial.

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 6:13am

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...at least the ad shows an engraved bezel :)

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 7:34am

welp, the Dial been refinished but do We go down the Road of 'NON-CONFORMING' for Watches showing refinished Dials? 

The vintage ads should be used as a guide, not Gospel - although unseen It's possible the 'ARNOLD' was offered with a Black Dial.

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bobbee
Posted August 13, 2012 - 7:43am

True Mark, but no evidence as yet, but it's good to get that possibility on record.

JP
Posted August 13, 2012 - 10:02am

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Ooops I hit the save button twice.

JP
Posted August 13, 2012 - 9:48am

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I am sure it is a re-dial and as I said in the posting, a VERY POOR job.