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Bulova 1949 Clinton

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 


Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

8 AE

Movement Serial No.: 


Case Serial No.: 


Additional Information

1949  'CLINTON'.

* as found will update.

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Bulova Watch
Posted March 10, 2011 - 9:38pm

This is another one that confounds me.  You've got the. . .



Sill trying to figure out what's what.  How did you ID this one as the Chief?

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2011 - 9:40pm

Only way you can ID the difference between them is the year made.  They're all the same watch just named differently as per year.

I saw this one as well...'s picture
Posted March 10, 2011 - 10:26pm

Knick Comp Clint Chieftan ???

And the movements vary, Dude...

Oh, BTW... WHERE is the "Comptroller" illustration???


:-)  Scott


Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 10, 2011 - 10:45pm

It's under one of those ads someplace... I can't remember which..

Posted March 11, 2011 - 3:26am

1943 Comptroller

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 11, 2011 - 7:52am

1948 ad renames it the 'CHIEF', movement was an update to the 1943 'COMPTROLLER' in that Year and the strap.

'COMPTROLLER' states GF Case - 'CHIEF' shown is RGP stamped A9, matching the movement.

* Would be nice to see a verbal description for the 'CHIEF' as the database ad appears to show Black Hands and Black printed numerals (?) and interesting to compare the other models mentioned details.

Discussion open here:

...excellent point Lisa!

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 28, 2012 - 4:48pm

Fifth  What's the jewel count on subject watch (if ya remember)? 

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 3:27am

3 ticks for '49 Clinton.