Bulova 1949 Viking

3/10 votes
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49 (A9)
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Forum advert by Plainsmen


Movement stamped J9- 10BC 15 Jewels

Case back say's Bulova A9, serial #2201845

Bezel measures 38.10mm lug to lugx25.90mm not including the crown.

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Posted February 9, 2013 - 2:10am

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Looks like a Viking.

Posted February 9, 2013 - 4:14am

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Nice ID. The Cambridge is similar but the lugs have a square cut to them...these lugs are smooth and seem to match the Viking advert.

Tentative Viking for me.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 9, 2013 - 7:28am

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I can go with that Viking ID too. It just seems like I've seen this watch before though......Cadet - ish in a way. Love the scroll sides on the lugs, I think that nails the ID down. This would be our first Viking I think.

Posted February 9, 2013 - 7:37am

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I agree Geoff, there are a number very similar models in shape but the lugs seem to be the telling factor here and are distinctly different from the rest.

Posted February 9, 2013 - 3:31pm

Viking from me. You probably saw one of these recently on the bay for sale

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William Smith
Posted February 9, 2013 - 3:54pm

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I'm good with Viking.  Nice ad find.  Our first Viking! Cool.

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William Smith
Posted February 9, 2013 - 6:52pm

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I think that's five panel votes for Viking.  Any other members have a different take on proposed ID?  It's only been about a day since this watch was entered, so not rushing ya' all.

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Posted February 9, 2013 - 7:13pm

For just a little more evidence, I supplied Dennis' crystal and it was id'd for the Viking.

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William Smith
Posted February 9, 2013 - 7:18pm

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make that five panel votes, and a "crystal ID" from what's his name :)  

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Posted February 9, 2013 - 8:03pm


And it fit perfect, Thanks Darren.