Bulova 1949 Maxim

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
1105601
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20.35mmx20.85mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1949?I thought Arnold at first but the bezel on this one has engraving on all sides.

Caseback,BULOVA 49

Inside case back,BULOVA,10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL,STAINLESS BACK,NEW YORK.

The 10BC 7 jewel movement is actually marked J9 and not A9.

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denupnorth
Posted March 7, 2015 - 8:13am

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bobbee
Posted March 7, 2015 - 10:55am

Maxim.

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1955mercury
Posted March 7, 2015 - 11:18am

I agree with Bobbee.

And most of the time you can find these still in great shape because by them only having 7 jewels they require servicing at more frequent intervals than the higher jewel models. I think budget minded people originally bought these and didn't pay to have them serviced but rather when they quit running they just put them aside and bought another watch.

jabs
Posted March 7, 2015 - 11:18am

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+1

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William Smith
Posted March 7, 2015 - 2:46pm

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Yep  Maxim.

denupnorth
Posted March 7, 2015 - 7:47pm

I did have this one tentatively identified as the Maxim but wasn't quite certain as I didn't see an example in the database.It sure looks like the one in the ad.I wonder why the movement is marked j9 instead of the usual A9 or just 49.  

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1955mercury
Posted March 7, 2015 - 7:55pm

I've seen them marked that way too Den, but I have no idea why.

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William Smith
Posted March 7, 2015 - 8:12pm

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The date code table actually shows both 49 and J9, in addtition to the A9.  Go figure.   That's Bulova for ya.  Maybe there was some distinction other than simply years date, but I don't know. 

Geoff Baker
Posted March 9, 2015 - 7:25am

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Yes, I'd go along with Maxim.

Andersok
Posted March 9, 2015 - 12:29pm

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I would also agree with Maxim