Bulova 1950 Watertite

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
45710
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this is a Watertite model from 1950. Just picked this one up in a lot of other watches nd really didn't pay much attention to iit. Trying to decide if it is worth restoring or not, need service, crystal and case work. Thoughts?

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Reinking71 1950 Bulova 04 03 2015
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Geoff Baker
Posted April 3, 2015 - 5:09am

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Hi Reinking71, welcome to myBulova. My theory on restoration is simple. If it's a reasonable cost and I want to wear the watch, I restore it. I really don't consider the final value although I should. I end up with a few watches on which my investment outweighs the worth of the watch but I love them all the same.

In terms of ID, I'm torn. We have an old record of a 1950 Watertite that I'm a but suspicious of, I'm not sure it's a good ID

http://www.mybulova.com/node/320

 Yours doesn't match either the case or the dial. When I look at this ad though, I think we have a match

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user498/Corn...

Watertite

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timerestoration
Posted April 3, 2015 - 7:39am

The challenge would be finding the crystal to fit that case.

Reinking71
Posted April 3, 2015 - 8:15am

Thank you for your help.

jabs
Posted April 3, 2015 - 8:25am

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Watertite

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bobbee
Posted April 3, 2015 - 1:37pm

Watertite, and there's the '50' inside the case back for 1950.

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William Smith
Posted April 3, 2015 - 1:43pm

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I think I can make out the inside case back
Stainless Steel, Bulova Watch Co. Swiss, LO, 45710.

What's stamped on the outside case back?

Reinking71
Posted April 3, 2015 - 2:06pm

Posted a couple of new pics to help. The back of the case is blank, no number no date code. The inside of the case is marked:

Stainless

Steel

Bulova 

Watch Co.

Swiss

50

45710

 

 

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William Smith
Posted April 3, 2015 - 2:28pm

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Thanks

Looks like a 1950 Watertite to me.

JP
Posted April 3, 2015 - 7:25pm

Panel Member

50 Watertite.

If you can give me the measurement of the crystal I may be able to find one. I will need the crystal height also.