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Bulova 1949 Brigadier

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Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Symbol: 

48 (A8)

Movement Model: 

8AE

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2315933

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Hi all

Just received this watch today It was advertised as a Brigadier , Which I think it is ,but would appreciate members comments to its actual identity. The dial and hands look correct but all the newspaper ads portrays the brigadier with metal bands. This watch has a new leather band. The case is marked 10k Gold filled and A9 . Also has the above serial number and is marked on the inside Bulova Fifth Ave. New York. The movement is marked 48 and is a 8AE 21 Jewel.

regards

George

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Reverend Rob
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Posted December 11, 2014 - 12:04pm
 

Nice looking watch, George. Watch bands are often the first thing to get replaced along with crystals, so the original band for this one is probably long gone. 

I'm inclined to agree with the 'Brigadier' ID.

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Andersok
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Posted December 11, 2014 - 1:26pm

agree with Brigadier, very nice condition.

jabs
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Posted December 11, 2014 - 2:42pm

1949 Brigadier

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1955mercury
Posted December 11, 2014 - 8:02pm

That's a nice one George. And it's the same age as me.

donegd
Posted December 12, 2014 - 5:19am

Hi Merc

well im a year older than the watch 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 12, 2014 - 6:24am

We also have matching adverts (minus the metal mesh band) for a 1948/49 Douglas and Ambassador

The Douglas 'B' was yellow gold version.

Do we have a better advert for the Brigadier?

donegd
Posted December 12, 2014 - 6:53am

Hi 

I looked at both those adverts before I put the watch on to the dB,  both the Douglas and the Ambassador have black hands and hour markers plus the Douglas has different hands. where as the above watch has gold hands/ hour markers etc 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 12, 2014 - 6:04pm

Just found a very nice advert confirming the Brigadier.

1949 Bulova Brigadier

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 13, 2014 - 6:50am

Brigadier