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Bulova 1949 Lexington

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575

Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1580676

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This was my dad's watch and I inherited it after he passed. I would like to find the correct case for it. I'm pretty sure it's a mismatch as it fits VERY loose and moves around in the case. 

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1949 Bulova Lexington watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
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1949 Bulova watch
jabs
Panel Member
Posted February 16, 2017 - 4:58am

I corrected model movement to 10BC

I can not find adequate advert

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted February 16, 2017 - 8:35am

I also could not find a match to this in our ads, and will go with Unknown at this time.

Often these movements required a ring that fits in the opening of the caseback; perhaps the ring is missing, causing the looseness. I think the lines and markings of the dial look to match the bezel opening; the case and dial may be correct.

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted February 16, 2017 - 11:03am

I thought maybe the case didn't line up with the dial at first glance, but this is probably due to crystal distortion. I agree with Andersok, this may be a simple matter of the movt missing its ring.

It kind of looks likethis ad for an Officer:

 

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Wade R
Posted February 19, 2017 - 6:29pm

Where might I find said ring? I've got another 40's model with the same issue.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 17, 2017 - 6:18am

I'm suggesting Lexington, like this one.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted February 17, 2017 - 6:41am

I do not know, there is a similarity, but subject watch by my eyes are wider (slightly different shape) case

left - subject, right - Lexington

1949 Bulova watch1948 Bulova Lexington

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted February 17, 2017 - 9:18am

I'm good with Lexington. 

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted February 18, 2017 - 12:37am

When I focus on the case right next to the crown, it appears that the bezel is slightly wider there on the Lexington. That is, the Lexington dial is slightly more barrel-shaped? Also, is it the band covering them, or are the lugs on the Lexington shorter?

Despite the magnification on the Lexington image being slightly higher, if you put a ruler on the case edge next to the crown, it is indeed smaller than the SW. 

Edit:

Scratch that, it appears to be some kind of crystal distortion. I'm good with Lexington.