Bulova 1949 Lexington

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This was my dad's watch and I inherited it after he passed. I would like to find the correct case for it. I'm pretty sure it's a mismatch as it fits VERY loose and moves around in the case. 

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1949 Bulova Lexington watch
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1949 Bulova watch
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1949 Bulova watch
Posted February 16, 2017 - 4:58am

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I corrected model movement to 10BC

I can not find adequate advert

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Posted February 16, 2017 - 8:35am

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I also could not find a match to this in our ads, and will go with Unknown at this time.

Often these movements required a ring that fits in the opening of the caseback; perhaps the ring is missing, causing the looseness. I think the lines and markings of the dial look to match the bezel opening; the case and dial may be correct.

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 16, 2017 - 11:03am

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I thought maybe the case didn't line up with the dial at first glance, but this is probably due to crystal distortion. I agree with Andersok, this may be a simple matter of the movt missing its ring.

It kind of looks likethis ad for an Officer:


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Wade R
Posted February 19, 2017 - 6:29pm

Where might I find said ring? I've got another 40's model with the same issue.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 17, 2017 - 6:18am

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I'm suggesting Lexington, like this one.

Posted February 17, 2017 - 6:41am

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I do not know, there is a similarity, but subject watch by my eyes are wider (slightly different shape) case

left - subject, right - Lexington

1949 Bulova watch1948 Bulova Lexington

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Posted February 17, 2017 - 9:18am

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I'm good with Lexington. 

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 18, 2017 - 12:37am

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When I focus on the case right next to the crown, it appears that the bezel is slightly wider there on the Lexington. That is, the Lexington dial is slightly more barrel-shaped? Also, is it the band covering them, or are the lugs on the Lexington shorter?

Despite the magnification on the Lexington image being slightly higher, if you put a ruler on the case edge next to the crown, it is indeed smaller than the SW. 


Scratch that, it appears to be some kind of crystal distortion. I'm good with Lexington.