Bulova 1950 Westover

10/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Movement Model: 
8 AC
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Scalloped Case measures 33mm Lug to Lug x 25mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Butler finish Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt hashmarks and Black printed Arabic numerals. Hour and Minute Hands are Index style, Bulova logo and tracks are printed Black and an Index style Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial totally obscuring the 6.

Caseback is Gold.

Band is inlayed with Black Onyx.

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Wayne Hanley's picture
Wayne Hanley
Posted March 28, 2011 - 3:57pm

Is Westover an approiate name for this 1951 17j  8AC?


vintagebulova.com's picture
Posted March 28, 2011 - 4:10pm

Club 5000

Yes, and that is how the original dial looks with the open seconds bit. 




FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 29, 2011 - 6:20am

Open Minutes track / open sub Dial track.

Bordered Minutes track / bordered sub Dial track.

Both correct IMO.

Posted May 25, 2011 - 9:42am

I dont hink this is a Westover. I have a very similar watch that I believe is the westover. The reason I dont think this one is the westover is because the crystal that fits the Westover is curved both ways (MX324-2). Your watch appears to have flat seated ends, can this be confirmed(if it is a curved seat on the ends obviosuly ignore this).  I think the crystal spec on your model, if indeed it is the same size as the westover, would be mx324-2B which fits the BROADWAY AC model as well as an Academy Model.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 25, 2011 - 10:26am

Slight curve on the ends Gary, most visible in the last image.

Posted May 25, 2011 - 10:35am

 Hmmm, wonder what that makes mine then. I'll post a piccy later.

Posted May 25, 2011 - 12:54pm


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 25, 2011 - 3:42pm

Dated L0:

17 J 8AC, Caseback is Gold. (Dial refinished by the Owner)

Wouldn't be an 'AA' Gary, not 21 Jewels so would be the 'BROADWAY' (?)

Posted July 29, 2011 - 1:08pm

I just bought this model and it will soon be posted on ebay and this site when it is finished anyone interested should email me at davestanda@yahoo.com thank you ps i will post a picture when i figure out out how to post to this site....


Posted July 29, 2011 - 9:57pm

Panel Member

Now we're looking at 2 completely different watches, c'mon. I'd also like to ad that Wayne's dial is applied gold leaf numerics with gilt chevrons, There's no luminous here on his dial. I'm not even going to comment on a Rite Angle variant, I'd say that's just way too off base.

Fifth, Unless I've missed something I don't see any ad evidence to support the claim to a Westover. I'd like to see that before I cast any rating because I just don't know anything about this model. My vote remains nuetral and uncast.

Still it's a real beauty for sure, Ilove it! Great find, I'm envious.