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Statesman

Bulova 1947 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

C

Manufacture Year: 

1947

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

7438845

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I second guessed myself a half a dozen times before concluding this is a 1947 Director ("C"?). This was a pretty confusing one, as 3 different watches used the same case with a 21J 7AK within a 3 year period. White gold plate with a slate dial with even numbers and squares for the odd. Lugs are polished and sides are a buff finish.

Statesman in 1946/47 was the same case with a full numbered dial and same movement. It changed to the His Excellency in 1947/48, also w/full numbered dial.

Director was in this case in I believe 1945 to 1947 configured as seen in subject watch.

Available in yellow, rose or white. In 1949 (by documented watches), the Director went to the small case w/ribs between the lugs and was also available in 3 colors. We have determined yellow was "A" and white was "C" in that style.

If Bulova maintained consistency, logic would say that subject watch is a Director "C" in white.

Ad is dated 1946 and shows Director with this face as well as Statesman w/same case and different face. Note ad calls out 3 colors of gold at bottom.

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1947 Bulova Statesman C watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1946 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

C

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

7539005

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

21.5mm x 18mm domed plastic crystal

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This is a recent ebay purchase.  A beautiful 1946 10KT white gold filled Statesman with gray dial with even number white gold applied hour markers.  the watch movement is 7AK with a square date code.   The watch is personalized with "Fran From  separated by odd hour dots.  Flo 12-25-47".   It needs a service but in great cosmetic condition.  Statesman confirmedwith an ad from the database

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1946 Bulova Statesman C watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1946 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

B

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6259404

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Statesman B - 14K Rose Gold Filled, Red colored Dial, Colored Hands, Kreisler Mesh Bracelet.

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1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1946 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Model: 

Unknown

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6778660

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I am sorry I don't have more information.  This was my father's watch, and my wife now wears it to remember him.  It is currently not working, and we need to explore either having it fixed or replacing it.  I thought the first step is to identify the watch in more detail.  I appreciate any information you can provide.  I put down the date of 1946, but I am just guessing.

Thank you.

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1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1954

Movement Model: 

10BM

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8269259

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Concave (Raised Center end to end)18.8 x 24.1mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Watch has a RGP back and case, which should make it the Statesman shown on page 2 (1950's) , ad #24 of 36. Delegate would be a SS back I believe. Movement and case back dated L4 -  1954.

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1954 Bulova Statesman
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch
1954 Bulova watch

Bulova 1946 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6887945

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

21.52X17.62MM GLASS ORIGINAL

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1946 Bulova

Case back:14K GOLD FILLED,BULOVA and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA,14K GOLD FILLED,NEW YORK

Dial:Gold applied numbersand indices and reads BULOVA.By the notch at the 6 oclock position this seems to be an older redial.Missing the hands(I can't remember if they came with the watch or not)

Case is also rose gold coloured and came with this Speidel band marked 1/20 10k gold filled that almost looks copper coloured.

When I got this watch it came with the box shown and the guarantee papers showing that it was sold at DeVons jewellers on "K" street in Sacramento CA in December 1947.

Crown does not seem to be original(unsigned)

 

 

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1946 Bulova Statesman
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
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1946 Bulova watch

Bulova 1946 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

N/A

Case Serial No.: 

6495276

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Mineral

Additional Information

Statesman Model 14K Rose Gold Filled, Copper colored Dial, Steel Hands. Rose Kreisler Mesh Bracelet. Case, Booklet, Box and tag are correct. Movement 7AK 21J, Excellent Condition, running strong. Square Symbol 1946.

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Bulova 1946 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

C

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6678815

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Believe this is the 1946 Statesmen "C" as per the ads from 1947 MG.

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1946 Statesmen C
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Bulova 1946 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6874892

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Very nice watch... called the Statesmen in 1946 here... looks like it was renamed the His Excellency in 1947.

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Bulova 1956 Statesman

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1956

Movement Model: 

10 BM

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

A674655

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Gender: 

Men's

Additional Information

Case measures 38.5mm lug to lug x 26mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Original Dial shows a combination of raised Gilt Arabic numerals and Hashmark Hour markers. Bulova logo and tracks are printed Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Index style and an Index style Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial totally obscuring the 6.

I would disagree this Watch is the 'DELEGATE'

1. Hour and Minute Hands are Index  style.

2. Caseback is Gold.

3. Case is longer than the 'DELEGATE' shown in the ad.

4. Case Horizontal detail differs from the Watch shown in the ad.

These details do not match the image nor the descriptive text wthin the only known advertisement at this time.

 

* 4/6/2012 newly discovered display ad Dated 1957 .

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