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Bulova 1946 Franklin "A"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

A

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5672278

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Do we call this one a 1946 based on movement code (square) or year end production 1945 based on case s/n?

Franklin "A". Replaced the horribly scratched glass with  an acrylic and hand polished the case and band. Face was amazingly nice under the damaged crystal. Running but seems to gain about 4 minutes an hour. Hopefully a service or de-mag will correct it.

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 9, 2018 - 11:48am

Looks great with the replaced crystal!  Nice one!

1946 Bulova Franklin "A"

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 9, 2018 - 12:04pm

Thanks Kathy, $8 and a .50 crystal :o)

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 9, 2018 - 11:52am

1946 Bulova Franklin "A" it is

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted November 9, 2018 - 12:23pm

Nice work on the Franklin 'A'; I'd say 1946. Which crystal model/# did you end up using?

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 9, 2018 - 12:58pm

Thanks, Ken. I have about 500 unidentified crystals separated by shape. I sat on the couch with a digital caliper and found one within tolerance and shaved it to press/compression fit with a pen knife.. So, the answer to your question is ....yes.

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Andersok
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Posted November 10, 2018 - 2:37pm

I understand. I have a stash of unknown crystals also that I've been fortunate on occasion to find a match amongst.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted November 9, 2018 - 12:52pm

1946 Franklin 'A'.

Geoff Baker
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Posted November 10, 2018 - 10:04am

1946 Bulova Franklin A