Bulova 1949 Beau Brummel

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2419870
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1949 Beau Brummel

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1949 Beau Brummel
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William Smith
Posted July 31, 2014 - 3:08pm

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It's like a Squadron Case w/ same jewel count/size movement, only with this great dail.  I'll check if we have case measurements/crystal specs for any of the period close Squadron examples.  
The ad used above sure indicates this Squadron/BB case is very similar, and subject dial (and perhaps gold color) may make it the BB (I think we may have an ad w/ a variant for subject watch...I'll double check).

jabs
Posted July 31, 2014 - 3:22pm

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Similarity to Squadron's case I noticed. Unfortunately Squdron still in my collection do not have and I can not compare.  These watches have parameters: Lug to Lug 35,38 Case mid Width 20,95 Between Lugs 15 Bezel Top-Bottom 20,44 Bezel Width 17,79 all dimensions are in mm
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bobbee
Posted July 31, 2014 - 3:16pm

BB, two or three ads in the fifties partials.

Cool find!

 

Geoff Baker
Posted August 1, 2014 - 6:03am

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It's a Beau Brummel, looks like it's wearing it original band as well.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 1, 2014 - 3:52pm

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I like and agree with the BB call. Once upon a time not too long ago we would have said the dial was a custom job on a Squadron..... now we know better.It was a watch similar to this on eBay that first caught my eye back in 2005 that started all this.