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Bulova 1948 Cadet

Submitted by plainsmen on October 27, 2021 - 1:47am
B
Manufacture Year
1948
Movement Model
10BC
Movement Date Code
Square
Movement Jewels
15
Case Serial No.
8231520
Case shape
Tonneau
Case color
Yellow
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Watch Description

This watch had a pretty long life... We have a few ads showing it as the "Lieutenant" in 1941.  Later we have a 1945 ad for the "Bruce B", and then also in 1945 it was called the "Cadet B".  In 1946 we have several ads from major dept store catalogs continuing the name "Cadet B".  So.... I think we have a 1946 Bulova "Cadet B" here in "red" or "rose" gold.

 

1946 Bulova Cadet B 10-26-21 Ad1946 Bulova Cadet B 10-26-21 Ad 2

1946 Bulova Cadet B 10-26-21 F
1946 Bulova Cadet B 10-26-21 L
1946 Bulova Cadet B 10-26-21 R
1946 Bulova Cadet B 10-26-21 M
1946 Bulova Cadet B 10-26-21 B
mybulova_admin
Posted October 27, 2021 - 11:01pm

Are you not dating the watch by the case serial to 1948?

plainsmen
Posted October 28, 2021 - 1:02am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Yeah I think we can put it at 1948,  but the case numbers started getting hinkey in the late 40's and not as accurate.  I just figured the '46 might be the safest, but I am cool with 1948 if the panel agrees.  I did see we had the Cadet advertised even in 1949 so... '48 would be in line.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 28, 2021 - 11:17am

 I vote for the s/n

1948 Cadet "B" in rose gold.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 28, 2021 - 9:20pm

1948 Bulova Cadet B. Until date codes appear on case backs S/N is best to use. 

Kathy L.
Posted October 29, 2021 - 9:50am

Nice clean example.

1948 Bulova Cadet "B"