Bulova 1949 Andrew

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Model: 
10 BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8232573
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
W*C 8MA215 189
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 34mm lug to lug x 25mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Butler finish Dial shows applied Gilt markers and printed Arabic numerals, Bulova signature and tracks are printed in Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Dauphine pitched style and a Dauphine style Seconds Hand shows on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

*Movement is stamped J9.

Snap fit Caseback is Stainless Steel, stamped as shown.

Vintage Display ad Dated 1947.

 

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bobbee
Posted September 14, 2012 - 4:43pm

No brainer, three ticks Andrew.
Nice watch, great photos.

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DarHin
Posted September 14, 2012 - 4:53pm

Very nice. The only thing is the dial is different. The hands are too but they can easily be changed.

2 ticks.

bourg01
Posted September 14, 2012 - 5:06pm

Panel Member

I'm Ok with the hands, Bulova was using the Alpha style hands on other watches during the late 40's. I also think the original may have been bi-faceted but still it's pretty obvious.

3 Ticks on the Andrew from me.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 14, 2012 - 5:30pm

I'd questioned the Dial also..

The Dial style appears in ads beginning in 1948 +/-, the display ad  for the 'ANDREW' dates to '47 so it's possible the Dial/Hand combo came in the Watch. Judging by its condition I'll dare to say that it did.

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DarHin
Posted September 14, 2012 - 5:48pm

Just to be clear, I don't let hands effect my ratings.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 14, 2012 - 7:05pm

no worries Darren, vote Your conscience. I'm just glad to get one in the database.

There's the J9 stamped Movement Greg had mentioned a Week or so ago and the Crystal listed fit like a glove if You need it for Your records.

JP
Posted September 14, 2012 - 7:37pm

Panel Member

Mark can you give me the crystal dimensions please. I have checked my WC catalogs and can't find anything and have gone to the BB and GS and Rocket catalogs as well as the cross over for SUC but I need the dimensions to come up with the answer. I have a new GS cross over catalog listing all of the crystals they have ever made comming but it is not here yet.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 14, 2012 - 8:21pm

John,

WC 8MA215 189

The measured opening was 21.7 x 19.01 if I recall.

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William Smith
Posted September 14, 2012 - 9:00pm

Club 5000Panel Member

1949 (J9 on movement) Andrew from me.   I see a case SN entered.  Anything esle on outside case back?  Maybe another date code?

JP
Posted September 15, 2012 - 12:28am

Panel Member

Found it. 21.5 X 18.9.  For my money it is a definite Andrew, 3 ticks.

Very nice watch Mark. WC lists it as a very popular crystal.