Bulova 1948 Walton

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Model: 
unk
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA WALTON, Circa 1948. More info. is forthcoming...

 

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el-ooose
Posted February 3, 2011 - 11:17am

And here it is, the "Walton" 7 jewel. A little gold loss to the top of the lugs, but still nice.

Goodnight Grandpa   Goodnight Ellie May

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 3, 2011 - 12:51pm

The Walton on the Right below is Dated 1951 with a Butler finish Dial.

I wonder what the Watch on the left is? It's iidentical in every aspect apart from the engraved bezel.

Both as found.

el-ooose
Posted February 3, 2011 - 1:13pm

What movement is in there?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 31, 2011 - 12:51pm

17 Jewel 10BT's in both.

Assuming both are 'WALTON's at this time.

* Have an identical non engraved bezel with a 15 Jewel 10BC dated 1945 - 'OFFICER'

10/2011 not 'WALTON' as thought.

stoddrob
Posted March 19, 2012 - 9:24pm

What size crystal does this take? What dimension is the dial? I have one just like it except the dial has a square second hand field design with exploding numbers around it every 10 seconds. Mine has the same case and the dial size is 24.3 x 19....but I can't match it anything but this...but there are a couple others that are close except they have a more tonneau-shaped second field without numbers.

NOVA
Posted March 19, 2012 - 9:43pm

Unengraved, 7 jewel = Walton

Engraved, 7 jewel = Maxim

Unengraved, 15 jewel (or 17? --ad isn't clear)  = Hancock

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William Smith
Posted October 10, 2012 - 1:03am

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We have a 1950 ad w/ Hancock as 7 jewel and another 1950 Hancock w/o jewel count

There's a couple Walton ads w/o jewel count, but it's the lowest price watch in those ads.  Then there's a 1949 ad for Walton w/ 7 jewels. This last ad is from Spiegel.  
I found a 1949 newspaper ad for a Walton priced $24.75 (below)  from a large multi-chain jeweler in PA. After looking at many of the newspaper/mat style ads of Bulova watches from this period (mid 20's thru 1949), I've noticed many of the watch graphics have a little area whited out which says BULOVA. I think this is an indication that the graphic came from Bulova, not a jeweler-produced graphic.  Sort of a way for Bulova to determine the graphic was produced by them. 
So would there be both a 7 jewel and a 15 jewel Walton produced in 1949?  Is the Spiegel ad correct, or is the newspaper ad using what I believe is a Bulova-generated ad graphic correct? 

I'm processing several of these "interesting" newspaper ads to supply to Admin, but there's so many of them I'm only focusing on the ones which have new or conflicting information. The little white area saying BULOVA (e.g.. on band above) is in tens to hundreds of these "newspaper" Bulova watch graphics in 1922 thru 1949.