Bulova 1946 Statesman

Submitted by JimDon5822 on September 13, 2018 - 12:17am
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21.5mm x 18mm domed plastic crystal
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This is a recent ebay purchase.  A beautiful 1946 10KT white gold filled Statesman with gray dial with even number white gold applied hour markers.  the watch movement is 7AK with a square date code.   The watch is personalized with "Fran From  separated by odd hour dots.  Flo 12-25-47".   It needs a service but in great cosmetic condition.  Statesman confirmedwith an ad from the database


1946 Bulova Statesman C watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Posted September 13, 2018 - 6:56am

If white gold then "C" variant like this

1946 Statesman "C"

Posted September 13, 2018 - 7:43am

1946 Statesman 'C'

1947 ad


Posted September 13, 2018 - 9:34am

Love the white/gray face combo.

1946 Bulova Statesman "C" for me

Reverend Rob
Posted September 13, 2018 - 10:19am

1946 Statesman 'C'. Love these slate dials.

Kathy L.
Posted September 13, 2018 - 10:32am

1946 Bulova Statesman "C" I do love the slate dial.

Posted September 13, 2018 - 4:10pm

This watch brings up an interesting question.  Engraving says “From Fran to Flo”.  Clearly both woman’s names.  We’re these watches unisex in those days?  

Reverend Rob
Posted September 13, 2018 - 4:24pm

Wristwatches in general had a history of being considered effeminate on men, but by the end of the second world war,  they were pretty much established as being properly worn by both genders. 

However, my Great Grandfather, Florian Hinger, was known as 'Flo', although I have never seen an engraving on his effects that used this nickname. 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 15, 2018 - 9:37am

In reply to by Reverend Rob

...and in my days I've known two men, Francisco and Francis who were known in their family circle as "Fran".

PS - I also dated a woman when I was in college whose legal name was Freddie.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 15, 2018 - 9:38am

1946 Bulova Statesman C