Bulova 1950 Duo Wind

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.604
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
9AB*
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
4089503
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
24.0mm x 20.3mm CMX 365-10
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Curved rectangular case measures 39mm lug to lug x 26mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original Butler finish Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt Arabic numerals on the even Hours with Gilt hashmarks at the odd. Bulova Signature, Duo-Wind insignia and Tracks are printed in Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Alpha Hour style and a Gilt Index style Seconds Hand shows on a Sub-Dial obscuring the 6.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

* Movement 9AB is a Swiss Felsa 415.

Vintage Display ad Dated 1950.

 

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted November 25, 2010 - 2:21am

Good One, Mark! Wonder which "DUO WINDER, it IS!? I know it's not the "F" or "G" models, as they take a round crystal... And the "H, I K & L" models, take a Square! So it's likely then an A- E?! LOL...Must have been a rather POPULAR RELEASE!?!

 

BEST :-)  Scott

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 25, 2010 - 5:47am

Not a clue Scott, the manufacture year is a guess at this point. Case design says 40's, hands say 50's (?) I'm also hoping the visible brassing is limited to the spring bar - will provide crystal dimensions.

found this:  

http://www.decowatchshop.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=30

which dates to 1950 - but the hands dont look 1950?

http://www.watchcat.com/NewListings/bul5211duo.htm

Can't wait for this one to make an appearance, 'estate found' according to the Seller, looks original.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 4, 2010 - 1:01pm

Scott ,

Crystal measures 22 x 20.2 +/-  Case marked L0 - 1950.

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 9:54pm

Ze "D" model, eh?

Here ya go:

Duowind "D" (50)   CMX365-10       CMX2429 204   HMC241/7FT 204

 

BEST :-)  Scott

P.S. That's a "3- step" (vertical) terraced look... However it looks mo betta with the plain curves as par, me thinkst?!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 24, 2011 - 10:59pm

Scott,

Yes, I prefer the flush to the bezel look of original Glass, some do not. It's all a matter of personal taste.

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timerestoration
Posted November 4, 2011 - 1:12pm

 The Crystal that you referenced for this watch (CMX 365-10) Calls it a "DARWIND" on the crystal package. Does that mean this model is the DARWIND??

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 4, 2011 - 1:30pm

hmm

'DARWIN' (D) perhaps Jeff?

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timerestoration
Posted November 4, 2011 - 1:47pm

 I don't think so...

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 4, 2011 - 2:53pm

Not sure, the glass in this Watch is original. Scott had mentioned the GS CMX365-10 as being a 3 step terraced Crystal which looks like what You have.

I don't know as there is not an ad identifying this Case only one for another 1950 Automatic named 'DUO WIND' on which Dou Wind also appears on the Dial.

According to ads from 1952 on these were no longer referred to as 'DUO WIND', what Year is Your Watch?

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timerestoration
Posted November 4, 2011 - 3:06pm

 Mine is 1950...This is the only crystal I have that fits!