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Bulova 1945 Squadron "B"

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Hi here is another recent purchase ( this ones not going anywhere near a spanish watchmaker )

im not sure which model it is so any thoughts on identiying it would be apreciated

Maybe a squardon B ?

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donegd 1946 Bulova Squadron B 09 17 2014
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Posted September 15, 2014 - 5:26am

Squadron "B"

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 7:10am


Nice watch, lovely case and dial.

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 11:02am

Very nice Squadron 'B'; 1949 ad shows Yellow as 'A', and only mentions of a pink alternative (no white mentioned in any ads)

Posted September 15, 2014 - 11:36am

Squadron "B"

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William Smith
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Posted September 15, 2014 - 11:55am

I know this is a ways in the future,but the January 1955 Price List shows two Squadron listed in what we think is the "new watches" sectoion. So these two may have just been introduced.

Further down in the cumulative part of the same 1955 Price List, we see several Squadron.

Notice the Squadron "A" and "B" priced at $57.50 and the Squadron "A" priced at $62.50 all have the same unique model number (38735).  Does this suggests the case/dail configuration is the "same" and the differences may be in the mount?  We have seen this in many other similar senarios (same unique model number w/ diff variants and/or prices).  Same thing for the 38715 in the list.

Ken's linked 1949 ad mentions an "A" as yellow. Says also available in pink. Price in that 1949 ad is $55.  Check 38741.  Two prices for this number.  


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 6:13pm


Above advert for the variant 'B' is an exact match so I'm good with Squadron 'B'.

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 7:02pm

I'll go with Squadron, but no variant. I have seen this watch in pink, yellow, and white and in fact I currently have a 54  in white and a 56 in yellow. Have had many in pink too so until an ad specifies color, it's a Squadron for me.

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 4:26am


From above we see that the yellow gold is the 'A' variant, white gold is the 'C' variant, thus making rose gold the 'B' variant. Does this sounds about right?

Geoff Baker
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 4:34am

Rose gold? This is my vote - 

PS - George - I think this should be dated 1946 per the case serial number.

Posted September 16, 2014 - 5:19am

Hi Geoff

Yes the movement says 45 but the case serial nmber is 46  so yes l agree with you over date.

I have just recieved the president B dial back from lnternational  it looks great im  very pleased with the result. Im still awaiting another 3 which ive sent them.