Bulova 1949 Lexington

Submitted by JimDon5822 on September 11, 2019 - 9:57pm
Manufacture Year
1949
Movement Model
10BM
Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
2393159
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
Domed Glass Crystal
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I picked this watch up at a yard sale.  I asked if she had any watches and to my surprise she did not say i was the 5th person to ask.  She said she had her Dad's and went in to get them.  One was this 1949 Lexington and the other a 1940 Admiral.    They were just the heads and not running.  She said she wanted them to go to a good home and I promised her I would take care of them.  I immediately when home and serviced this Lexington and it is now running and keeping excellent time.  (+3 seconds per day).  The Admiral will need a new balance and mainspring.

This appears to be  a 1949 Lexington based on this 1948 ad.  The case is yellow gold filled with a stainless back.  Both the case and movement are marked A9.  The movement is a 10BM and is 17J.  The dial is champagne with yellow gold applied arabic hour numbers.  The side of the case is stepped with stepped horn lugs.  

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mybulova_admin
Posted September 12, 2019 - 8:01am

It's like looking into a mirror, the watch matching the advert nicely. Great story.

1949 Bulova Lexington watch certainly works for me.

Kathy L.
Posted September 12, 2019 - 10:46am

Nice story and glad they went to a good home.

1949 Bulova Lexington

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 12, 2019 - 11:13am

Nice one and great story.

1949 Lexington.

Andersok
Posted September 12, 2019 - 12:16pm

Lexington

jabs
Posted September 12, 2019 - 1:56pm

1949 Bulova Lexington