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Bulova 1945 Cadet

Submitted by inky.pendragon on April 12, 2022 - 12:53pm
B
Manufacture Year
1945
Movement Model
10AK
Movement Date Code
Circle
Movement Jewels
15
Case Serial No.
5012019
Case shape
Tonneau
Case color
Rose
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Front
Back
Movement
Inside Case Back
mybulova_admin
Posted April 14, 2022 - 1:43am

Possible 1945 Bulova Bruce "B" (red, rose) gold version. The dial looks redone and the hands are not original but from the early 1920s (I suspect).

or 1945 Bulova Cadet "B" (red, rose). Although adverts I'm finding for the Cadet are 1945 & 1946.

UPDATE: Both these adverts mention/show the Bruce as having 'black numbers gilt dots' on the dial. 1946 Bruce, 1946 Bruce

Perhaps this is the key difference.

I'm currently sitting at a 1945 Bulova Cadet "B"

inky.pendragon
Posted April 14, 2022 - 7:50am

Thanks for the info. The marking on the movement suggest 1944 manufacture (circle) but the serial number on back are more likely 1945 correct? If so, it would seem to be more likely Bulova Cadet B?

inky.pendragon
Posted April 14, 2022 - 9:46am

Any idea where or how to find a replacement crystal for this? The crystal that is in there has a different measurement than the space /slot in the case. I cant find any part number anywhere on web for a Cadet B :(

Geoff Baker
Posted April 14, 2022 - 9:45pm

In reply to by inky.pendragon

Crystal Catalogs are found here - there may be something listed (depending on the model we assign)

Kathy L.
Posted April 15, 2022 - 10:51am

I think Cadet looks like a good ID based on those ads.

1945 Bulova Cadet "B"

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 15, 2022 - 6:45pm

By dates, it looks like the closest match is Cadet "B", noting likely dial refinish and earlier period hands.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 16, 2022 - 9:07pm

I agree that the hands are not original but look fine, they are of a similar style to original. Based on serial number I would also ID as 1945 Bulova Cadet B