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Bulova 1948 Gloria

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1948

Movement Symbol: 

48 (A8)

Movement Model: 

5AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

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.
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Posted June 13, 2018 - 9:04pm

1948 full ad and newspaper ad.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2018 - 3:16am

Agree 1948 Gloria it is

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 14, 2018 - 5:20am

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.
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2018 - 1:12pm

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

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Andersok
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Posted June 14, 2018 - 6:40am

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.
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Posted June 14, 2018 - 1:12pm

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

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2018 - 12:21pm

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.
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2018 - 1:09pm

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

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2018 - 1:42pm

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
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Posted June 14, 2018 - 11:32pm

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