Bulova 1949 -Non-Conforming

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2067240
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.43X20.50MM CURVED
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1949 MODIFIED CASE BULOVA

Case back:10K GOLD FILLED,BULOVA,49 AND SERIAL#(case back is also curved)

Inside case back:BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

8AD movement is dated L0

I bought this watch about two years ago and for a year I searched trying to find an ad for it.One day I just happened to look at the case between the lugs and saw tool marks so I figure it's a cut down Squadron case.It's all BULOVA,just not a real production  model.Too bad I really like the look.

See last photo for comparison.

 

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denupnorth 1949 Bulova 04 14 2015
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William Smith
Posted April 12, 2015 - 3:43pm

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Sure looks like that's what someone did (cut down Squadron), especially if you see tool marks from the "cut down".  

JP
Posted April 12, 2015 - 5:57pm

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I agree. Nice watch though.

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1955mercury
Posted April 12, 2015 - 7:02pm

A Squadron with the top down, lol.

denupnorth
Posted April 13, 2015 - 11:10am

So,should I call it a Skyliner Merc?

 

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1955mercury
Posted April 13, 2015 - 11:17am

That sounds good to me Den. I love it!

Geoff Baker
Posted April 14, 2015 - 6:40am

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Interesting, I wonder why would someone do this thing? I can't say it looks bad though, maybe even an improvement.....

I would be hard pressed to tag it anything but Non-Conforming.

denupnorth
Posted April 14, 2015 - 10:38am

Maybe the lugs were damaged at some time and someone decided to customize wha was left.The movement is also one year newer than the case.Non-conforming is what this one is for sure but I still like it .

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William Smith
Posted April 14, 2015 - 4:41pm

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Non-Conforming...