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Bulova 1949 Commodore

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Model: 

8AD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2626087

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

MISSING

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

CASE BACK: BULOVA   A9  AND SERIAL NUMBER

INSIDE CASEBACK:BULOVA  10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL  STAINLESS BACK NEW YORK

MOVEMENT:17 JEWEL 8AD  DATED 1950(LO) DIAL SIDE OF MOVEMENT IS ALSO STAMPED ETA 1220

SIGNED BULOVA CROWN.

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted July 22, 2017 - 2:47pm

1949 Commodore like this

denupnorth
Posted July 22, 2017 - 3:24pm

 Thanks,that`s what I had it pegged at.The dial is all ready  to be sent out for refinishing.The dial side has the ETA 1220 mark.Is this common.This is the first time I notice this.

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted July 28, 2017 - 10:04am

This was common for a number of years but only on certain ebauches. Bulova had a Swiss plant and did manufacture their own movements, importing them to the US sometimes with no mods. Ideally, mods were performed Stateside to avoid tariffs on finished goods. Bulova also achieved entirely USA built movements at some point (50's?) but I don't have dates for any of this. We have discussed this before elsewhere, and I did find dates for this at that time, but I can't find the original post. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 22, 2017 - 7:27pm

1950 Bulova Commodore certainly looks good to me. 

I'm looking forward to seeing the end result of the dial refinish? Who do you use?

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 23, 2017 - 6:03am

1949 Commodore it is.

denupnorth
Posted July 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Admin,I use INTERNATIONAL DIAL as they have done excellent work for me before.They even redid a Tissot dial a second time for me at no charge when I wasn't satisfied .They seem to stand behind the work they do.

denupnorth
Posted July 23, 2017 - 11:25am

Speaking of the dial,I thought at first that it was silver coloured(butler finish)but I must be wrong as all the other examples seem to be white.Hope it comes out nice as its in really poor shape.

 

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted July 28, 2017 - 6:04am

Agree with Commodore

JP
Posted August 1, 2017 - 5:44am

49 Commodore