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Bulova 1945 Andrew "Masonic"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.604

Variant: 

Masonic

Manufacture Year: 

1945

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5015153

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Dial with masonic symbols

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FDT
Posted January 28, 2016 - 3:13pm

1945 Bulova men wristwatch with masonic symbols on the dial

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted January 29, 2016 - 12:19am

I'm not sure if Bulova did these masonic dials or maybe this is a re-dial. Looks like an Andrew to me. 

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FDT
Posted January 29, 2016 - 2:09pm

Thank you Rob.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 29, 2016 - 10:14am

Hello FDT, welcome to myBulova. This is a nice Masonic watch. I agree with Rob that the case is a 1945 Andrew. I see quite a few Masonic dialed watches on the auction sites. I've always suspected that the Lodge had these customized for members and that Bulova did not have a hand (pun intended) in producing the dial.

I would tag this one a 1945 Bulova Andrew.

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FDT
Posted January 29, 2016 - 2:18pm

Hello Geoff Baker,

Thank you for your comments.

I heard that both, Joseph and Andy Bulova were Masons ...

On the other hand, the dial shows "Bulova" using the original lettering.

I would love to find out...

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted January 29, 2016 - 12:28pm

Agree with Andrew, not the original dial.

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FDT
Posted January 29, 2016 - 2:22pm

Thank you Andersok.

I hope to find out some day.

Is it possible that Bulova have records about this ?

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 30, 2016 - 3:06am

I doubt Bulova would be able to find such records, if they existed.  I do see the Bulova on dial in script which looks like most Bulova dials, but its most likely a redial.  
I'm good with Andrew (for case and model ID) but agree its not advertised anywhere by Bulova as such with this dial.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted January 30, 2016 - 5:50am

non-conforming for me, non Bulova dial

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 30, 2016 - 3:28pm

I'm changing my ID to non-conforming.  

This watch, as configured now, was most likely ever advertised by Bulova (even in second or third party ads) with a Bulova model name.  

The case may be that of the Andrew, but I'm straying away from ID'ing only on the case.  We do this sometimes if a case contains another Bulova Point of Sale dial - even a redail done as POS- but based on existing ads, and our knowledge about Bulova over the years, Bulova has not produced/advertsed any model watch with this dial.