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Bulova 1950 Bruce

4/10 votes
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SUC RMU 138 23.2 X 17.4



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I think this one is a 1950 Bruce. It has a 15 jewel 10BC movement with an "L0" date code. I haven't had it very long and have to do some work on it. It will run, but I have to wind it at the ratchet wheel. The stem will pull out and set the time, but pushed in, it turns and doesn't wind.


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bobbee's picture
Posted December 12, 2014 - 1:33pm

Nice! Bruce.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 13, 2014 - 6:48am

Yes, that's a Bruce, Ad is 1950

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Posted December 16, 2014 - 1:25pm

good match to the Bruce, cool design

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William Smith
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Posted December 21, 2014 - 8:36pm

I'm good with Bruce.  Sure looks like there's two rows of groves on the horizontal bezels in the Bruce ad compared to a smooth rounded horizontal bezel on subject watch.  Maybe its just artist trying to show smooth rounded relief of horizontals as per subject watch?

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Posted December 21, 2014 - 8:55pm

It's an actual photograph of a watch in the ad, and the 'grooves' are light reflections on high points.

I f you look at the sides of the lugged area of the watch in the ad, it is a smooth curve with no indication of grooves. If you look at the OP's watch in the lower frontal pic, the bottom bezel shows the same effect. Just a trick of the light.