Bulova 1949 Chief

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9406888
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi all

I've just received this nice little watch, but im having difficulty in identifying it. I think it may be a Clinton but the ones on the site have different movements to the one i have also there seems to be a number of differing names for this case depending on the year of manufacture. I would greatly appreciate any help members could give me in determining which model it actually is.

It is a nice clean watch running well and with very little patina on the dial. It came complete with a genuine bulova brown leather strap which i think is of the same vintage as the watch . Crystal is glass

The case is yellow Gold plated

marked 10k rolled gold plate and the serial number is 9406888

 

Kind regards to all

donegd

Not For Sale
donegd 1949 Bulova Chief 11 22 2014
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donegd
Posted November 16, 2014 - 9:40am

Hi all Bulova certainly liked to confuse things  somewhat..

Can l ask what the concensus is for the name of this one is please, is it a Chief or Clinton 

Regards to all

plainsmen
Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:20am

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Why is such a hurry guy? =)  Just put it in your auction as:  "Chief or Clinton... the myBulova guys couldn't decide" and call it good.  That way when your buyer comes here and puts it up we have someplace to start.  Haha...

donegd
Posted November 16, 2014 - 11:34am

Hi plainsman

This one is not for sale it goes in my collection when l get the second one which according  to the date 1946  looks like it is a KickerBocker l might sell that one. Why l asked for a concensus was l am trying to write up a detail log of the watches l now have.

Gives me something to do on a cold Sunday afternoon and keeps me off ebay for a while, as my wife is complaining at the amount of money l am spending on watches of late :-) Regards

George

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William Smith
Posted November 23, 2014 - 12:29am

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I can completly relate to my family thinking I spend too much time and money on eBay LOL  

mybulova_admin
Posted November 17, 2014 - 4:35am

Club 5000Panel Member

George, there are a few Bulova watches that were given multiple names (this is one of them) and depending on the year/ad interpretation its often difficult to put a correct ID on them. Sometimes its takes us a bit of back and forth in determining the best answer.

donegd
Posted November 17, 2014 - 5:06am

ok my apologies to all.I will await the panels decission  

jabs
Posted November 17, 2014 - 5:56am

Panel Member

I prefer Chief ID

donegd
Posted November 17, 2014 - 7:08am

I realise just how difficult it is to identify certain models now as i have just found another  one which looks exactly the same in the,  site listings  1942 Rockland  . 

I was wondering if it was maybe certain retail outlets sold some watches renaming them, I know some large retailers do that now selling them under there own banner.  

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bobbee
Posted November 17, 2014 - 9:22am

donegd wrote:

I realise just how difficult it is to identify certain models now as i have just found another  one which looks exactly the same in the,  site listings  1942 Rockland  . 

I was wondering if it was maybe certain retail outlets sold some watches renaming them, I know some large retailers do that now selling them under there own banner.  

 

I really don't know  where he got that name from in this thread below.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1942-rockland-730

 

Never seen an ad for a Rockland, despite multiple searches online for this name. The only Rockland I found is for an Illinois pocket watch!

mybulova_admin
Posted November 18, 2014 - 3:57am

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No doubt off a crystal reference that was incorrect.

I've updated that listing accordingly.