Bulova 1948 Navigator

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Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8240472
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

hi all this another one i have just purchased. I think it is a 1948 Navigator. It works but will need a bit of TNC . there is a little rust on the movement by the jewel mark. and the dial is very dirty and i can't seem to make it any better even though i have tried to clean it, also the crystal needs replacing as its very scratched, but overall I think it will be well worth the effort having it restored.

the inside of the case is marked Bulova. 10k Rolled Gold Plate Bezel St/St back. New York.

the movement is marked 47, but the case serial number is 8240472. The watch came with a leather strap which fell apart as I was removing it. 

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JP
Posted December 18, 2014 - 11:37am

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Yep looks like a Navigator to me.

plainsmen
Posted December 18, 2014 - 7:53pm

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Navigator

Geoff Baker
Posted December 19, 2014 - 7:12am

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I agree that it's a Navigator. Odd that we don't have an ad ( that I could find) post 1945. The '45 advert does refer to a "B" variant but doesn't indicate what the difference would be to any other variants.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 20, 2014 - 8:00pm

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Year seems consistant with the Navigatior

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1945-navigator-6871

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William Smith
Posted December 21, 2014 - 1:05pm

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I'm good w/ Navigator

Andersok
Posted December 21, 2014 - 4:04pm

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Agree also with Navigator

jabs
Posted December 21, 2014 - 5:40pm

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Navigator for me too

veritas123
Posted December 27, 2014 - 4:24pm

Very nice watch. I have a nice glass crystal that will fit , if you are interested.

 

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1955mercury
Posted December 27, 2014 - 6:10pm

Nice one George. The dial doesn't look that bad. A new crystal is all this one needs.

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William Smith
Posted December 27, 2014 - 6:40pm

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Sure looks more "rectangular" in the ad....