Bulova 1949 Cambridge

7/10 votes
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49 (A9)
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22.50mm x 18.50mm
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 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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DennisVA's picture
Posted January 7, 2013 - 5:54pm


No just Bulova and the serial #, but its a dead ringer for the cambridge, don't know how I missed that.

Posted January 7, 2013 - 6:20pm

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Hi Dennis,

The case serial # dates it at 1948, movement at 1949. The case could have been stock made in 48 but used in 49 to use up older stock. We see this alot with movements but I have seen it with cases as well.

bobbee's picture
Posted January 7, 2013 - 6:12pm

Probably coz it's in the forum decades ads, easy to miss some great ads there!


DennisVA's picture
Posted January 7, 2013 - 9:49pm


 Hi Bobbee, Help me out here, I went to the forum and typed in decade ads and still didn't see any ads. What am I missing. Thanks, Dennis

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2013 - 7:18pm

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If it's 48 case w/ 49 mvnt, then Cambridge from me. 

bobbee's picture
Posted January 7, 2013 - 10:11pm

Dennis, click on Forums, click on Vintage Bulova information sharing, then click on the decade you want.

The Accutron ads haven't been made a "sticky" for some reason, and tend to slip down the field and off onto the next page sometimes so you have to search!

DennisVA's picture
Posted January 7, 2013 - 10:22pm


 Wow Thanks Bobbee, There is a lot of info there.


bobbee's picture
Posted January 7, 2013 - 10:24pm

Yep, all good stuff, but hard to find!

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Posted January 9, 2013 - 9:49pm

Here's a topper.

September 1949 ad. Watch number 14.


bobbee's picture
Posted August 1, 2014 - 5:16am

Cambridge case is actually different to the Dewey.

There is a kind of "crease" or "recess" top and bottom centre of the bezel, and can be seen in both Cambridge ads. The case is squarer than the Dewey model's too.

Here is the 47 Dewey ad, matches the subject.

DEWEY, 3 tix.


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