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Bulova 1946 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

D

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6542927

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Just got this one; and the outside was so crud dirty that I couldn't see the engraving around crystal. By process of elimination, I believe this is a 1946 Cambridge. It was quite a surprize when the exterior cleaning was complete, and  case and face are nearly flawless. A couple little marks in crystal. Wound it up and although the movement is filthy, it's keeping excellent time.

 

Referenced ad is about 5 years prior to watch date, which may account for the difference in the second hand subdial track.

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1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1942 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1942

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

10AX

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2189207

Case shape: 

Cushion

Crystal Details: 

G-S CMT 278-10..........20.8 X 20.5

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This one was my Saturday morning project today. I think it turned out pretty good. I'm pretty sure it's a "Cadet" model, but I didn't see an example of a 1942 on here.

 

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Bulova watch

Bulova 1944 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

D

Manufacture Year: 

1944

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

7185047

Case shape: 

Oval

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

See Pic

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I'm assuming I have a "Cadet" here.Lots of interesting info on this model.Wonder if the value is what it was 3yrs.ago.All appears to be original other than band and crown.If you know who might have a Bulova crown please advise.

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Bulova Cadet 8-1-2014
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Bulova 1945 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

D

Manufacture Year: 

1945

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5876298

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 

1945 Bulova Cadet "D" 

Inside case back reads: Bulova | 10K RGP Bezel | stainless back | New York

Yellow gold case/bezel with engraving surrounding the crystal. Dial has golden hands and 1 - 12 gilt numerals ( 1944 Cadet ad states black for both ). Sub-second hand surrounded by ten-second numbers.

Movement is a 15 Jewel 10BC with a Triangle symbol. 

Expansion band is 1/20 10KT GF Tops by Foster; looks similar to the band in the ad - possibly the original.

Links to other related information: Cadet et al  |  Similar 1945 watch already identified as Cadet.

 

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Andersok 1945 Cadet D 05242014
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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1944 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

A

Manufacture Year: 

1944

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4357072

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Guessing this could be a Cambridge, but far from sure.

The crown is not stamped. Inside the backplate, it says "Bulova, 10K rolled gold plate bezel, sterling base, stainless back, New York".  Someone has also scratched some numbers/letters, which might read "11848-69-62, CV16V, Sep 10-49", but also might not.

Higher resolution pics at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eu39pn6h86298xo/c_djAkTJCj?lst

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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1948 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1948

Movement Symbol: 

48 (A8)

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

9854225

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This maybe the nicest example of the Cadet model I've seen.  Someone must have kept this thing in a sock drawer or it's a very recent refurb.

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1948 Bulova Cadet
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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1944 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1944

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Additional Information

The BULOVA "CADET," Circa 1944. Hereafter are two watches that both appear to be "Cadets?" However the '44 varietal has the plain bezel design... Whereas the '48 version sports engraving!

Assuming these watches are both authentic... I then suspect that the 1948 watch is therefore NOT the military "pledge..." but rather another model... sporting the same proven dial design, engraving and a new powerplant, released perhaps in 1948... following the successful reintroduction of the manly sounding "Bruce" model (after the war) in either December of '45 or 46? (My Bruce ad is dated 1946? So > either <or??)

Furthermore... there are at least two other "civilian" sounding models, that take the same crystals, aside from the seven jewel "Walton," from 1948. They are the "MAXIM," and the "RODERICK." I therefore believe the latter 1948 watch pictured, is one of those two models???

 

BEST :-)  Scott

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1948 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1948

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4365839

Additional Information

 Leather strap. Would appreciate feedback on history & current market value.

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1948 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1948

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6893470
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Bulova watch

Bulova 1945 Cadet

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1945

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5293019

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Additional Information

After seeing the 1944 Montgomery Ward ad listed on this site, I've decided to change the model from Aviator to Cadet. This is the most conclusive proof I've seen as to which model this is. Thanks to Jerin for providing the ad and Stephen for posting it.  NOTE: The dial on this watch has been refinished and the numbers on the sub dial were left off by the refinishing CO. This seems to have added to the confusion as to the model of the watch.      Confirmed with 1944 Montgomery Ward ad

 

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