Bulova 1944 Buckingham

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Submitted by plainsmen on May 25, 2023 - 3:23pm
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Looking at the add we have from 1944 I think we have a 17j Bulova "Croydon"?

Shows 21 jewel... but also mentions solid 14k model as well as 17 & 15 jeweled models for a lesser price?

Original display case and what looks to be the chain along with it for the package.

1944 Bulova Croydon 5-25-23 F
1944 Bulova Croydon 5-25-23 M
1944 Bulova Croydon 5-25-23 IC
1944 Bulova Croydon 5-25-23 B
1944 Bulova Croydon 5-25-23 box
1944 Bulova Croydon 5-25-23 ad

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Geoff Baker
Posted May 25, 2023 - 8:39pm

This beauty not being either 14K or 21 jewels I'd say it isn't the Croydon shown in the advert. It seems to be one of the "other smartly styled Pocket Watches in 15 and 17 jewels". The question is: which one?

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Posted May 26, 2023 - 11:03am

Geoff makes a good point; not a match to Croydon. I'm currently at

Generic 1944 Pocket Watch, but still looking.

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Posted May 26, 2023 - 9:26pm

Found a reference in the 1957 Linebook BAWD0132 that shows this as a Buckingham "C".  it is a long stretch of time but they did produce these same watches for decades.

Buckingham CBuckingham C

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Kathy L.
Posted May 28, 2023 - 10:44am

I think Buckingham.  Here is a 1946 ad.


1944 Bulova Buckingham

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Posted May 28, 2023 - 2:00pm

I think we're pretty good with the Buckingham