Bulova 1949 Conrad

Submitted by Stinky_Sullivan on September 1, 2023 - 10:29pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
19mm x 18.2mm
Watch Description

1949 Bulova Conrad
10k Rolled Gold Plate
SN 9758404
17j 8AD movement
49 date code

Ad is in the pictures.

Crystal measures 19mm x 18.2mm
The G-S CX602 and the SUC RS402 meet those specs but have a slightly different profile. I’m still trying to identify the correct replacement crystal.

This has an original dial in wonderful condition.

The Conrad is one of 4 Bulova models, that I know of, with articulated lugs. The Warwick, Conrad, Commuter, and Mr Universe. I’m on a quest to acquire all 4. This is my 2nd of that set.


1949 Bulova Conrad dial
1949 Bulova Conrad dial 2
1949 Bulova Conrad case back
1949 Bulova Conrad movement
1949 Bulova Conrad ad
Posted September 1, 2023 - 11:26pm

One of a handful of models sporting very distinctive lugs.

Should polish up nice and look great on the wrist.

1949 Bulova Conrad.

Posted September 2, 2023 - 10:49am

Two more swiveling lug watches off the top of my head are Broadcaster and Kenneth. I like'em too.

1949 Conrad

Posted September 2, 2023 - 12:26pm

Kenneth yet to be added. This one was suggested to be one but not enough evidence. The more I think, here are 3 more to add to your swivel lug list list. These 3 are a little more obscure and will  take some dedicated hunting:

Brewster, Conqueror and Edwin

Geoff Baker
Posted September 2, 2023 - 11:36pm

1949 Bulova Conrad