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Bulova 1949 Andrew

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Hi all

I believe this is a 1949 Andrew.

the movement is a 10BC 15 j  marked with the year 48. The case is marked on the inside with the following. Bulova. 10K gold plated bezel. St/Steel back. New York. On the outside the case is stamped Bulova with the serial number 9212855.

I had the dial refinished by International I think they made a great job of it.

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 12:02pm

Looks like you snagged an Andrew, very nice watch and nicely restored. Thanks for sharing it with us.

John JP

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Posted February 6, 2015 - 5:58pm

That is a nice one Donegd. I wish International would do that kind of work for me. I've got a question for the panel. I see other examples of the "Andrew" on here. Two have dials like the one Donegd has and one has a dial with numbers and hash marks. I haven't found an ad for the "Andrew" with either of these dials.

So how do we know these dials are correct for the "Andrew"?

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Posted February 7, 2015 - 12:45am


At this stage as far as I'm aware this case design has only been seen listed as the Andrew with no other similar models. Based on the case alone and Bulova's history of offering various dial styles to customize a watch, the Andrew is the best candidate at this stage.

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Posted February 7, 2015 - 4:50am

Andrew, dial refinish incorrect.

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Posted February 7, 2015 - 5:33am

I'm good w/ Andrew.  Dial musta been slightly off if/when refinished. 

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 7, 2015 - 7:04am

I think IDC did a nice job on this one George, assuming they did a match to what it was originally, I wonder if it is correct. I like the watch a lot, it's one of the models we don't see very often.


Posted February 7, 2015 - 7:41am

this was the same dial I sent them along wih a pic of one on the db which the panel had already classed as an Andrew   so why all the questions over dial ?

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 7, 2015 - 7:45am

George, personally I don't have a question but if you look closely at the two adverts, the seconds track is different between them. My point was that IDC refinishes exactly the same unless requested to do something different. I think your dial is correct.

Posted February 7, 2015 - 8:10am


This is the copy of the pic I sent up to I.D. which was exactly the same as the original one except it was very faint and marked this pic ws taken off Lisa's site but there are two wit his dial on the db and one similar with marker and numerals on the dial.

One main difference with the dials on the db and the pics inthe adverts is the second are not resessed whereas all the watches in db are

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Posted February 7, 2015 - 8:53am

Your dial is correctly refinished Donegd for this Bulova. There's just too many examples of it out there to be otherwise. My original question was, why don't we ever see an "Andrew" with a dial like the one in the ads?"