Bulova 1950 Duo Wind

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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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bourg01
Posted November 4, 2011 - 4:01pm

Panel Member

If it's any help, the one I have has the same flush glass. I think Darwind is a competely different model.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 4, 2011 - 4:38pm

thinking the same Shawn.

GVP
Posted April 23, 2012 - 7:44am

Just to re open this one, I have a 1951 model with what appears the original roughed up glass crystal, with it a triple angled design as seen on the g-s packet above. My 1951 also just has Selfwinding below the Bulova, not duo wind. The dial appears original too.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 23, 2012 - 8:20am

Gary,

Which is following suit for all the 'DUO-WIND's of the same era.

In 1950-51 these Watches are identified by ad as the 'DUO-WIND', have 'DUO-WIND' on the Dial and are powerd by bi-directional winding Automatic Felsa Movements stamped 'Bulova' - from 1951-'52 these Watches drop the 'DUO WIND' insignia from the Dial which is replaced by 'selfwinding' and take on individual Model Names.

I suspect the Movements also change post 1950.

GVP
Posted April 23, 2012 - 2:24pm

My model also has the 9AB movement. (Which I have to say I quite like). I wonder if it was the movement they classed as DUO WIND or the watch itself. I have only ever seen these 9ab movements in watches either named Duo Wind  or as like this one a duo wind model one year but that of a different name the next. Be interesting to know why they dropped the Duo-Wind name after such a short period yet other model ranges lasted decades. 

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bobbee
Posted April 9, 2013 - 1:43pm

 

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