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Bulova 1949 Lexington

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

10BM

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
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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.
Panel Member
Posted September 12, 2019 - 10:46am

Nice story and glad they went to a good home.

1949 Bulova Lexington

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

Nice one and great story.

1949 Lexington.

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Andersok
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Posted September 12, 2019 - 12:16pm

Lexington

jabs
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Posted September 12, 2019 - 1:56pm

1949 Bulova Lexington