Bulova 1952 Aeronaut

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10UT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6539594
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Crystal Details: 
G-S CMY298-10 22.2 X 18.4
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 I'm just guessing that the case was made by Star because the only crystal I found that would fit it is listed as a Star crystal. There's no stamping to indicate gold content and the stainless back is blank inside.

 

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1952 Bulova Aeronaut
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William Smith
Posted December 27, 2014 - 4:11pm

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Nice Casket presentation box...and the watch ain't bad either.  Star?  Caseback is signed Bulova.

I think we have an ad for this one....but nothing in the main ad database btwn 1950 thru 1954.  The unique lugs and stepped side (both bezel and case back) should jump out at us.

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William Smith
Posted December 27, 2014 - 6:11pm

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From an ad Bobbee found......September 1953 ad.

New Aeronaut model, new name "Brixsome", new name "Fascination".

I saw this same ad in several different newspapers, this was about the best res.

I like that it has the "treasure chest" in it too!

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1955mercury
Posted December 27, 2014 - 10:01pm

I believe you nailed it Mr. Smith. I tried to clean the ad up a little.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 28, 2014 - 5:46am

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Wow, that's cool. At first glance I thought I was looking at and Academy Award watch. We've ID'd from this advert in the past (Brixsome). This is a display case we occasionally see without the interior but I've only seen it two or three times WITH the interior component. Now we get to see it with the WATCH it was sold with. I have the treasure chest with the interior, now I need an AERONAUT to put inside of it.

Great package merc, congrats.

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1955mercury
Posted December 28, 2014 - 8:08am

Thank you for the compliment Mr. Baker. It has the outer card board box with it also, but no papers.

donegd
Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:15am

Beautiful find , dont know where you find such great watches from

Jealous l am  :-) 

 

bourg01
Posted December 28, 2014 - 1:48pm

Panel Member

I'd vote "Areonat " but the display is a novelty case. We have seen Cristmas Ornament cases, Diploma or Graduation cases, Wedding Bell and a few others I don't have yet. I have 3 different Graduation displays, 3 Christmas ornament displays,  but not yet the Chest.  Many of our menbers have seen my AA collection, all on Original displays, so having your watch posted in an ad is really awesome. Very nice !

Andersok
Posted December 28, 2014 - 2:15pm

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I agree with the Aeronaut. Great match to the ad, including the treasure chest display and what appears to be the original band. Great find!

mybulova_admin
Posted December 28, 2014 - 8:06pm

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Agreed with Aeronaut model ID. Looks like there was also another style called the Aeronaut.RMS 124-27B Bulova Aeronaut watch Crsyatl

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1955mercury
Posted December 28, 2014 - 8:49pm

There was another one Admin. Look in the data base and you will see a 1949 model that this crystal fits.