Bulova 1948 Medical Center

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
6BKC
Case Serial No.: 
790628
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Bulova Medical Center from 1948 for  ladies

Not For Sale
Amid 1948 Bulova 04 25 2015
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted April 25, 2015 - 4:43am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello Amid, welcome to myBulova. I think you're spot on with the Medical Center ID. We have two other example in our database already. Below is an advert from 1942. Normally we date pre case date code watches (1947-48) using serial numbers. It seems your watch, like the other Medical Center watches seems like an outlier from that perspective. It's interesting that everything points to this being a 1948 Medical Center yet Bulova hadn't advertised this model for 5 or 6 years.

Thanks again for adding your watch to our dB.

1948 Medical Center

Andersok
Posted April 25, 2015 - 4:49am

Panel Member

I also agree with the date and model - 1948 Medical Center

Amid
Posted April 25, 2015 - 7:57am

Thank for your comments.

jabs
Posted April 25, 2015 - 10:12am

Panel Member

1948 Medical Center

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted April 25, 2015 - 11:44am

Club 5000Panel Member

1948 Medical Center

1955mercury's picture
1955mercury
Posted April 25, 2015 - 6:25pm

All the 6BKC movements I have seen so far had a 1948 date code. That may be the only year that movement was made.

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted April 25, 2015 - 8:02pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I've noticed that too.  I searched our movement database, the watch record database, and Lisa's site.  I checked with Dr Ranfft's database, but no dates spicific for 6BKC.