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Bulova 1949 Commodore

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

8AD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2002402

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I belive this to be a Commodore

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 13, 2018 - 11:32am

Yes 1949 Commodore it is, movement may be 8AD ?

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Kathy L.
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Posted June 13, 2018 - 2:02pm

1949 Bulova Commadore, nice one!

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted June 13, 2018 - 3:04pm

Love the casing on this one.

1949 Commodore.

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Andersok
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Posted June 13, 2018 - 7:46pm

That's sharp looking! Nice Commodore example.

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 14, 2018 - 5:02am

Nice watch Doug, almost 70 years on and hardly a mark on it! Curious, will you put on a band or a strap?

1948 Bulova Commodore

dougindoors1957
Posted June 14, 2018 - 9:36am

finding good period expansion straps in the uk is hard

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted June 14, 2018 - 12:16pm

Inernationally, your best bet to find a band is ebay. Be patient.

dougindoors1957
Posted June 14, 2018 - 8:25am

Hi all, yes my error it is a 8 AD, the storey behind it is it failed shortley after purchase and was put in a draw and only surfaced a couple of years ago, it is in mint condition not a mark on it, all the jewels were gummed solid and after cleaning it. It ran but very fast, like a horse at the grand national, i took it to my watch maker who found the hair spring had a bend in it and couldnt be straightened. so currently looking for an 8AD or 8AH movement or balance complete. all the 8AD/AH movements i have come across either have broken stafs or bad springs, possibilly a common fault with this model movement? oh! she is now sporting a nice tan lama skin strap.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted June 14, 2018 - 8:29am

Movement model updated in stats to 8AD for you.

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2018 - 11:17am

Very nice!  Commodore.... for sure.