Bulova 1948 Gloria

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
5AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9059884
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Square
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

This is a 14K white gold watch.  I think it is Gloria.  It is marked 14K GOLD BULOVA on the back and BOLOVA 14K GOLD NEW YORK on the inside of the case.  Very interesting lug design.  When I saw this in a 1948 ad I was hoping I could find one.  Seems to be running well.  Thanks.

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Kathy L.
Posted June 13, 2018 - 10:04pm

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1948 full ad and newspaper ad.

jabs
Posted June 14, 2018 - 4:16am

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Agree 1948 Gloria it is

Geoff Baker
Posted June 14, 2018 - 6:20am

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Wow, there sure is a lot of design elements packed into this one. Great addition to the collection Kathy.

1948 Bulova Gloria

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Kathy L.
Posted June 14, 2018 - 2:12pm

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Thank you!  Yes I was really drawn to the design elements.  It is different yet attractive I think.

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Andersok
Posted June 14, 2018 - 7:40am

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Very nice example of the Gloria. Pricelists show three variants at $71.50, A B & C, but no mention of a color for each. None of the ads shows a variant either.

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Kathy L.
Posted June 14, 2018 - 2:12pm

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Thank you!  I hadn't seen a pricelist for it, good to know.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 14, 2018 - 1:21pm

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What a beauty! 3 variant letters usually means yellow gold is the first choice. Likely a Gloria "A", but no confirmation besides intuition available at present.

 

Confirmed 1948 Gloria - tentative "A"

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Kathy L.
Posted June 14, 2018 - 2:09pm

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Thank you!  This one is white gold so probably B or C.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 14, 2018 - 2:42pm

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Sorry, it looked yellow in photo, I should have asked for confirmation.... If it's white, it's likely a "B". The road less traveled (rose) would be a "C". Bulova seems to be pretty consistent when 3 options are offered.

A = Yellow

B = White

C = Rose.

Confirmed 1948 Gloria - Tentative "B"

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 15, 2018 - 12:32am

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I'd say Gloria 'B' as well. Looks to be a clean example in good condition.