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Bulova 1945 Knickerbocker

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.406

Manufacture Year: 

1945

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

8AH

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5322426

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

18x18 mm

Gender: 

Mens
Not For Sale
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JP
Posted July 22, 2013 - 11:10am

Clinton and a very nice watch.

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Club 5000
Posted July 22, 2013 - 12:25pm

Yes a Clinton.

Jay

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bourg01
Panel Member
Posted July 22, 2013 - 3:29pm

Agrred, Clinton from me.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 23, 2013 - 12:10am

Not sure what year but the knickerbocker model may come into play here.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted July 23, 2013 - 7:29am

year of production I estimated by case number

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Club 5000
Posted July 23, 2013 - 5:55am

I had a look at  the ads on the site and I think I have to lean towards the Knickerbocker and away from the Clinton.  The 3 ads where it is shown all look like official Bulova marketing material.  The ad for the Clinton looks to be a jeweler created piece.

Jay

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted July 23, 2013 - 6:37am

"Knickerbocker" don´t have number in seconds subdial

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1945-2.jpg

I therefore estimated "Clinton" as http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1946-Clinton-318

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Club 5000
Posted July 23, 2013 - 7:07am

True, but neither do any of the ads.

Jay

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted July 23, 2013 - 7:40am

As shown in "Clinton" and "Knickerbocker" are very similar. But two of the three published here "Clinton" watches are numbered subdial and one does not,  while one of the two published here "Knickerbocker" has numbered subdial and the other does not.

It is then difficult decision
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Posted July 23, 2013 - 7:44am

'COMPTROLLER'

shown on a Leather strap, as is the subject.

ad is 1943 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1943-1.jpg