Bulova 1949 Cambridge

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8859071
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
22.50mm x 18.50mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

 I beilieve that this watch could be a Dewey as seen in the 1947 adverts' #25 has the discription and #26 has the picture. I am looking at #54 in the advert. Case 35.40mm lug to lug x  23.60mm not counting the crown. I had the dial redone as exact by International.

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mybulova_admin
Posted January 6, 2013 - 10:30pm

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Is it just the photo or is the watch yellow gold...looks very much like rose gold.

If yellow gold then I agree with the Dewey call.

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DennisVA
Posted January 6, 2013 - 11:21pm

 

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JP
Posted January 6, 2013 - 11:17pm

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Admin, I believe it is just the photo because the hands appear to be yellow gold.

I am in agreement with you, if it is yellow then it is a Dewey.

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DarHin
Posted January 6, 2013 - 11:29pm

Dewey

mybulova_admin
Posted January 7, 2013 - 3:18am

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hmmm also found this....Cambridge

ad dated 1948 in our 40s section.

vintage Bulova advert

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 7, 2013 - 3:22am

'CAMBRIDGE'

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bobbee
Posted January 7, 2013 - 5:17am

Two ticks for either.

bourg01
Posted January 7, 2013 - 12:58pm

Panel Member

I'll have to vote Cambridge based on the later ad.

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2013 - 2:10pm

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Here's the 1947 ad snippet for the Dewey. Click for full ad.  Text is in adjacent ad, but only says "Dewey- Yellow, 17 jewels, $42.50

What if the subject case is from 1947 w/ a movement from 1949?

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bobbee
Posted January 7, 2013 - 2:15pm

There's a good point.

Any date mark on the back apart from the serial numbers Dennis?