Bulova 1949 Commodore

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
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
Posted June 13, 2018 - 12:32pm

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

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Kathy L.
Posted June 13, 2018 - 3:02pm

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1949 Bulova Commadore, nice one!

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

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Love the casing on this one.

1949 Commodore.

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Andersok
Posted June 13, 2018 - 8:46pm

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That's sharp looking! Nice Commodore example.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 14, 2018 - 6:02am

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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 - 10:36am

finding good period expansion straps in the uk is hard

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 14, 2018 - 1:16pm

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

dougindoors1957
Posted June 14, 2018 - 9:25am

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
Posted June 14, 2018 - 9:29am

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Movement model updated in stats to 8AD for you.

plainsmen
Posted June 14, 2018 - 12:17pm

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Very nice!  Commodore.... for sure.