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Bulova 1946 -Unknown

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22.3mm round



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This was a great restore that came out looking like the fantastic vintage piece it was meant to be after such a long time of neglect. I included one before picture to show the state outside to show what it was before and what it came to be. It now runs beautifully and looks great and other than the brand new band is completely original. Pieces like this are why I love doing this.

- AMB 

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Bulova 1940s 10BAC
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 2, 2013 - 6:57am

Great restore!

Unknown based on not finding any matching ad after looking through some 40+ adverts.

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 9:02am

I have the feeling this is the Medico.The description in this new ad matches, 17 jewels, sweep hand, luminous dial, natural gold colour. I know the picture is off, but so are the other two ads for the Medico, they show a sub-sec. dial and a sweep hand. 1945 ad.

Posted April 27, 2014 - 9:47am

I would have to go with the Medico with sweep hand. 

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Reverend Rob
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Posted April 27, 2014 - 10:27am

I'm inclined to say Medico also. 

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Posted February 4, 2016 - 5:52pm

Looks like a 1943 Practioner, 1940's #2 add 25!

Posted February 5, 2016 - 11:17pm

Hi Guys,

I'm new to your forum after I got the Bulova bug during a PAM 6152 vintage build that had a Bulova 16AB transplant.  Cruising eBay today I happened upon this 'unknown' piece in serious need of a makeover.  It's the first one I've done and have already found your forums incredibly helpful.

Congrats on a great restoration on your '46 Bulova model 'unknown" :) ... I only hope I can bring my patient back to life as well as you have.

Stats on mine are:  One inoperative but complete and original 1946 Bulova 10BAC, 17J w/ 1945 triangle stamp but the serial number on outer caseback is 6615510 making it a '46 from what I can tell. Pics attached...

It'll be 2-3 weeks to arrive from the USA to me in Australia but I'm looking forward to getting involved and hopefully contributing on mybulova!



Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 7, 2016 - 4:04pm

Rosscoe, if you can add these photos to your new watch record, that way we can keep all your information in one place to help you with the ID. Although your watch looks very much similar to this one.


Geoff Baker
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Posted February 9, 2016 - 9:39am

I'm sending a PM to the panel to reopen this record based on JCEagle's suggestion as a possible ID as Practitioner.

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 10, 2016 - 1:46am

Record is open for re-identification

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 10, 2016 - 7:49am

I'm proposing that JCEagle is on to something and that this is a Practitioner

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