Bulova 1948 Captain

Submitted by DDeanC on
Manufacture Year
1948
Movement Model
10BC
Movement Date Code
48 (A8)
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
9190432
Case shape
Square
Case color
Yellow
Gender
Mens
Watch Description

I believe this to be a 1948 Playboy. It matches a 1948 b/w ad found here. The case size is 25mm x 33.3mm and 16.8mm space between lugs and 7.2mm thick. Please verify my educated guess of the model name and any other info. you may have. 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 30, 2020 - 6:23pm

Agreed, and it appears to be a a first for the database.  There were 3 watches in this casing in 1948/49. The Captain (plain case on leather) and Groom (engraved case sides on expansion) had rounded numbers with an Art Deco appearance and stick hands. The Playboy had  more classic angular numbers style and hands as seen.. Ad is from 1948.

Bulova Playboy

1948 Bulova Playboy

JimDon5822
Posted March 30, 2020 - 9:08pm

1948 Bulova Playboy seems like a match to me.   Here is a clear ad.  It does like like engraving on this one but not sure.

 

1948 Playboy

 

mybulova_admin
Posted March 31, 2020 - 12:26am

A Bulova Playboy looks like a good match. I'm surprised that it's the first for the database. I thought we had one of these, but it's great that we finally have one added.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 31, 2020 - 9:52pm

1948 Bulova Playboy

DDeanC
Posted April 1, 2020 - 11:18pm

Thank you all for the verification. I’m thrilled to know it’s the first of its kind in this database. 

JimDon5822
Posted August 25, 2023 - 4:50pm

Revisiting this one. Since it is unengraved,  would this not be the Captain based on this 1948 ad and the other two in the database. 

1948 Bulova Captain

 

1955mercury
Posted August 25, 2023 - 5:57pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

It looks like the Captain had index hands and the Playboy had modern hands. 

1955mercury
Posted August 27, 2023 - 9:50am

In reply to by 1955mercury

The dial on the Captain dial doesn't have numerals around the seconds hand and the subject watch does. The Captain doesn't have the seconds track enclosed between two square lines like a railroad track and the subject watch does. The Captain also has a different font for the number 4 on the dial than the subject watch.