Bulova 1949 Groom

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1149853
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.2 mm X 21.2 mm
Additional Information: 

This one is a 1949 Playboy. It's been put up in storage for quite a while and I should have cleaned it a little before posting the pictures, but I didn't. It could also do with a new crystal. It's on my "to do" list. The case is 10k RGP with a stainless back. The dial has been refinished.

 

 

 

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William Smith
Posted January 6, 2015 - 6:10pm

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...and maybe the mount too, but I doubt that in this example pair...

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William Smith
Posted January 6, 2015 - 6:26pm

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The Spanish ad directly below (used in this other Playboy/Groom watch record) is not dated in the graphic shippet, but sure looks like the Nov 1948 Playboy ad in this thread.  Agreeing on diff of sub-secod dial placement and hands, and maybe style of numeral fonts/size.  Here they are all together.  There is a slight diff in the shape of the 2's and 4's for sure.

Andersok
Posted January 6, 2015 - 10:56pm

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I would agree with Groom, very cool design

JP
Posted January 8, 2015 - 6:14pm

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Groom for sure

Geoff Baker
Posted January 8, 2015 - 9:01pm

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Playboy became a Groom, happens all to often. I've heard there are sometimes shotguns involved....

Groom

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William Smith
Posted January 8, 2015 - 11:05pm

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Groom 

jabs
Posted January 12, 2015 - 8:58am

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Groom

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bobbee
Posted January 12, 2015 - 9:43am

I do believe I voted on this already a couple of days ago?

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bobbee
Posted January 12, 2015 - 9:44am

I do believe I voted on this already a couple of days ago?

donegd
Posted January 12, 2015 - 10:29am

Nice watch Alan  you seem to have the knack of picking up some good ones