Bulova 1945 Spencer

Submitted by plainsmen on February 19, 2011 - 4:45pm
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  Well unlike the same dial in a Senator case... this is in fact the picture!

Is this the real Spencer then folks?

It looks quite a bit different than the other 1945 Spencer of Marks in our database.  This is more of a curved President type case rather than the Senator type case.

Notice the protective cover metal flap on the bottom.  This is my second watch to have that... the other is that mint Senator I have.

Found as is.... just a little brasso and a polishing cloth got it looking like that.

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Posted February 19, 2011 - 5:01pm

 Sir Jerin,


It may just be? Or perhaps?? (Got crystal catalogs???)

MODEL:                                            GS             SUC                     BB                        PERFIT

Drake, Radio City,  Senator "A"    CMY311    RME111-10 4     CMY2415 176     HMB240/7 177

Great... I was wrong (3) times, now?!?! I sent either the Rado City or the Drake to Philip, then???? WHY did I ever turn you on to the "IDing" thang!? LOL. (You were born to "sleuth..." bro...)


:-)  Scott

Wayne Hanley
Posted February 19, 2011 - 5:28pm


Sometimes you won't accept the proof once you have made up your mind. That sure can make Bulova History go awry in a New York second!

 need a bit of brasso & some elbow grease for my 1943 Spencer. I want mine rubbed down to the sterling silver base metal. Whenever you have some spare time. Thanks


Posted February 19, 2011 - 7:19pm

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

Wait... I dunno if you mean I did good... or bad?  Haha!  Just tell me which one I did!!

Uhmmm... errrr... uhhhh I'm thinking that dial might need a bit of sand blastin my friend.  case looks ok though.

I'm wondering if my rose gold band is original to the watch... it's in almost flawless shape?

Wayne Hanley
Posted February 20, 2011 - 1:53am

In reply to by plainsmen


 Ya Dun Good! I thought it was a sin to remove patina from an aged dial, but this might be an exception. LOL Well, a bead blaster would be mo betta. My rose gold color band is original.

Posted February 19, 2011 - 5:40pm

Could be the Design  transition Year.

The 8AH You show is stamped in unusual spot. The Date stamp is typically always in corner by the Balance, as highlighted in Yellow.

The Circle located there on Your movement would date its initial production to 1944.

The Second stamp is the Triangle, indicating an early 1945 production date, using a left over movement from '44?

1945 Spencer / 1945 Spencer IMO

The Spencer debate is located here http://www.mybulova.com/node/1442 if anyone who would like to continue it?


Posted February 19, 2011 - 11:30pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

What does the 18 mean on this 47 8AH??

Shouldn't it be a square, or triangle??

Posted February 19, 2011 - 8:10pm

You mean 'confuse' it not 'continue' it dont ya Mark ?

Jerin whats the "BXW" on your movement? Haven't seen that, or am I just not seeing it??

Posted February 19, 2011 - 11:40pm

In reply to by shooter144

You know what... I dunno Shooter... heh.   I've seen it on quite a few movements but never asked.  I'm sure one of our watchmakers will know.

Posted September 9, 2011 - 4:17pm

In reply to by shooter144


'BXW' is the hallmark for a Swiss made Bulova movement.

Posted February 19, 2011 - 11:01pm

Whats with all of these copper dials with exploded white numbers?

Rose Gold and Copper must had been the thing in 1945.