Bulova 1948 Ashford

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
10BH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I just restored this Ashford for Jay Langley, lifetime friend. It was his father's watch.

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1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
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MikeSoCal
Posted September 21, 2015 - 5:34pm

I just completed restoring this Ashford for a longtime friend Jay Langley, it belonged to his father.

JP
Posted September 21, 2015 - 6:47pm

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Great job. Ashford from me and very well done.

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MikeSoCal
Posted September 21, 2015 - 7:18pm

Who's Trademark is on the case? Diamond with an "E"

mybulova_admin
Posted September 22, 2015 - 5:35am

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Nice work on the restoration Mike! 1948 Bulova Ashford it certainly is and a sharp one at that. No idea what the 'E' stamp is for.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 22, 2015 - 7:48am

Club 5000Panel Member

Nice work Mike - Before I step into the Ashford ID could I see a photo of the case back? I'm not 100% certain this is a Bulova case.

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MikeSoCal
Posted September 22, 2015 - 4:15pm

The case back has no markings other than the diamond with an E and stainless

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1955mercury
Posted September 22, 2015 - 7:18pm

Since the bezel and the case back have that diamond E trademark, I think you have an after market copy of an Ashford case Mike. If it was a true Bulova case it would have Bulova or a least a B stamped on it and would have a 7 digit serial number. I may be wrong but I believe the Bulova Ashford cases had rolled gold plated bezels and backs.

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MikeSoCal
Posted September 22, 2015 - 9:21pm

I was thinking that because it has a 1948 movement that maybe it was an early Ashford design. plus the hands are more 40's then 50's. I can't identify the trademark/maker's mark. that might help with the mystery. I will also inquire if Jay knows where his father purchased the watch and if it has been modified.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 23, 2015 - 6:30am

Club 5000Panel Member

For the sake of an ID, even if it were an after market case, it would still make this particular watch an Ashford IMO. We have not found anyting else like it to suggest otherwise.

1948 Bulova Ashford watch

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1955mercury
Posted October 9, 2015 - 9:34pm

I have permission from a watch collector in Oregon to use the photos of one of his watches.

He also has examples of Benrus, Emerson and Lecoultre watches using this same case design.