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Bulova 1944 Cadet

Submitted by Stan The Man on August 1, 2014 - 11:13am
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Watch Description

I'm assuming I have a "Cadet" here.Lots of interesting info on this model.Wonder if the value is what it was 3yrs.ago.All appears to be original other than band and crown.If you know who might have a Bulova crown please advise.

Bulova Cadet 8-1-2014
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Posted August 1, 2014 - 3:42pm


Is therea date code on the movement, as I recall the date is an important factor for the design as it went by a few names over the course of about a decade.

Posted August 1, 2014 - 4:56pm

1947 per case sn.

Posted August 1, 2014 - 9:20pm

I'm good with Cadet. Not sure of a variant.

Posted August 1, 2014 - 10:12pm

Here is a previous thread that compared the Cadet, Ranger and  the Bruce models. Subject watch looks to be the Cadet 'D'

Posted August 2, 2014 - 8:59am

All adverts that I have found for Cadet have black numerals and hands.

While we have the same watch in database with ID Cadet "D" but it's okay?

Posted August 2, 2014 - 10:11am

In reply to by bobbee

Your ad did not convince me, while also talking about black numerals and hands :) 

But we have the same watch twice already in the database as Cadet "D"!

William Smith
Posted August 2, 2014 - 12:45pm

The Cadet/Ranger/Bruce/Cambridge discussions are informative and confusing at times- at lest confusing to me.  I do see Ken has similar watch listed as 1945 Cadet "D" here.  Mr. Hanley lays out some various ad/model progressions in other related threads.
I also see what looks like a circle btwn ratchet wheels, but there's also something above the unadjusted script.
I'm good with Cadet ID.  The year and variant are a little more tricky, but "D" variant would work for me too.