Bulova 1949 Treasurer

7/10 votes
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Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1562303
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Inside Case Back:  BULOVA 10K Rolled Gold Plate Bezel  Stainless Back  New York
Outside Case Back: BULOVA A9   1562303 
Movement: Bulova Watch Co. USA 17 Jewels 10BM A9
Case Dimensions:  38mm X 26mm (not including crown)
 

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William Smith
Posted August 1, 2012 - 3:00pm

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Posted August 1, 2012 - 3:10pm

bourg01
Posted August 1, 2012 - 3:30pm

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I agree with Mark. Many ads showing this one in the DB.

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William Smith
Posted August 1, 2012 - 3:33pm

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Yea - but it's got the same/similar dial as my 1949 pseudo-Andrew

 

Daca102090
Posted August 1, 2012 - 4:44pm

Something to keep in mind about the dials:

My watch maker and I have discussed dials that are different from the original that came with the watch, and he told me that back in the day when most people took their watches in regularly for service and cleaning, changing out the dials and hands was a common part of the service.  The other than original dials that are fairly common on these vintage watches are most likely a result of this cleaning and service of the times.

Doesn't necessarily mean that the watch is not a particular moodel, just that hands and/or dial have been changed out due to worn or tarnished condition.

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William Smith
Posted August 1, 2012 - 4:54pm

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yea but I guess it would beg the question, dial changed out to what?  Starting to sound like non-conforming if the change is too radical....

bourg01
Posted August 1, 2012 - 5:27pm

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hey Will, just for the record, I have seen this watch with both the plain butler dial and this configuration on many an occasion. IMO, this watch was openly available with both.

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DarHin
Posted August 1, 2012 - 5:42pm

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William Smith
Posted August 1, 2012 - 5:58pm

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We have six ads on site from 1950-52.  Three show the dial configuration of subject watch (embossed numerals) and three show "raised gilt" numerals.  So "available w/ both" as Shawn says.
1950 ad w/ "embossed gilt" numeral dial configuration below: click for full ad.


1951 Ad for "raised gilt" numerals below:


1955 list shows 4 variants

The price for both raised and embossed dials goes up to $45 in ads beginning 1951, so I think the $42.50 price on the 1952 postcard ad on site would suggest the postcard is actually from 1949/50.  Maybe it was dated based on cancled postal mark and it wasn't mailed till 1952?

 

bourg01
Posted August 1, 2012 - 6:13pm

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generic Tresurer for me. We can't make a variant designation as perhaps both dial and band come into play here.