Bulova 1948 Spencer

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
8961604
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
24.2 X 17.9
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch is 14k rose gold plated with a stainless steel back. It has an 8AH, 17 jewel movement stamped 48 although the data base here only shows 1945 for this movement. I removed the crystal for the front photo because the crystal has considerable scratching at the present time.  The plating with the signature appears to have come off the crown. It looks like the Spencer in the 1947 ads on here to me with the exception of the hour and minute hands. ....................................................................................................................................................

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1955mercury
Posted March 23, 2013 - 6:04pm

I still haven't gotten the hang of putting pictures on here. I apologize for that.

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bobbee
Posted March 23, 2013 - 6:06pm

Spencer, not many about.

bourg01
Posted March 23, 2013 - 9:17pm

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Spencor our a senator, I have to look at the ads again. If i recall Sencer had tube lugs. gotta o look but no time now.

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bobbee
Posted March 24, 2013 - 12:59am

Yeah, this dial with the rose gold is a Spencer in 1947 ad, but in 1948 ad the Senator in rose gold is only mentioned with a dial with gilt numbers.

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bobbee
Posted March 24, 2013 - 1:01am

The pics are great, by the way!

mybulova_admin
Posted March 24, 2013 - 5:32am

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We have a 1946 advert showing as Senator, and a 1947 advert showing as a Spencer

Normally a Senator will have a standard dial. Both adverts show what looks to be the same watch with the exploding dial.

I'm on the Spencer side.

 

bourg01
Posted March 24, 2013 - 8:04am

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Spencer it is then.

plainsmen
Posted March 24, 2013 - 8:41am

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Spencer had both cases I think. I'm good with the Spencer.

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 24, 2013 - 10:28am

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Spencer for me also. 

Geoff Baker
Posted March 25, 2013 - 4:13am

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Going with the crowd on "Spencer"