Bulova 1948 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Case Serial No.: 
N/A
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is in the Military style with the enclosed case.  The crystal is removed from the front giving access to the movement.  I know we've been calling these Military but they're not stamped in the back so hopefully we can find a civilian name for this watch.

I think this is a rarer black dial as I haven't seen a black dialed model of this watch until this one and numrous white ones.

The crown is missing and it needs an extreme clean soon.  This one will be taking a trip to Timemachines.

I also have a white dialed one on the way and will post them side by side when I can.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 24, 2011 - 3:19pm

Plains

What is the diameter of the case?

Wayne

plainsmen
Posted February 24, 2011 - 5:35pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Looks to be about 30.8 mm Wayne....  that match up with yours?

bourg01
Posted February 24, 2011 - 5:52pm

Panel Member

Hey Plains,

I've come across a few of these, very similar to the watertite but these were manufactured overseas for the european market, hence the stainless case. A word of caution with these, keep the original crystal. Finding the proper replacement is near impossible! If that's a split stem I may have the other half with crown, seems I recall having 2-3 of these without a decent crystal ! I'd Have to dig but looks way too familiar to me.

plainsmen
Posted February 24, 2011 - 6:48pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Sweet buddy... if you have that other half I'd be all over it.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 24, 2011 - 6:25pm

Plains

Yes, your diameter matches with mine. My bezel ring is gold colored on a stainless case. Yours is the first black dial I have noticed.

Wayne

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 24, 2011 - 6:33pm

Admin

I think we should identify these Military Style non-issued unknown watches in the drop down menu & keep seperate from the Military Issue that seems to be problem now. There are non-issue watches now in the Military section.

Wayne

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 25, 2011 - 9:54pm

It's a Bulova 'WATER TITE' or Waterproof

The 10BCC uses a Two part stem, Male and Female that has a notoriously weak joint. Replace both  Part #'s  30 and 31.

plainsmen
Posted February 26, 2011 - 10:49am

Club 5000Panel Member

Cool Mark... sounds like you got quite a bit of info on this ol' boy.  Can you post a little documentation so we can confirm and name the watch?  Appreciate it brutha.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 26, 2011 - 4:18pm

Johnny Weisemiller played Tarzan in 1948 when i was a 7 year old kid. The following ad is from the 1930 dated data base ads. That is very hard to believe it's properly dated. The watch in the ad shows a sub-second dial. 1940 or later I believe & would say yes to WATERTITE. Plains & I have sweep second hands.

Wayne

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 26, 2011 - 5:06pm

Center Seconds must be the 'SEABEE' boys.

But then again, I have it showing also as the 'WATERTITE'.

Enjoy,

ML