Bulova 1948 Patriot

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on November 13, 2011 - 5:45pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
48 (A8)
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
20.9 x 17.0
Watch Description

Case measures 32mm lug to lug x 22mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers. Crown is signed Bulova. Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 7:38pm

Hmmm, I'm not so sure about Grant, dial is off, and the bezel too. 1st 3 pics are a "Grant". I think you have 49 "Duncan " as shown in the 4th picture. Tang lugs and beveled bezel on each end.

Posted November 16, 2011 - 12:29am

I don't believe that this is either a Grant or a Ducan at this point. Further investigation is required.

Posted November 16, 2011 - 1:23am

I agree, on closer inspection there does appear to be a flat ridge along the sides of the crystal which is not present on the Duncan, more detailed pics of Duncan show this. Mark's watch looks more square as well. Ooops, my bad.

Posted November 16, 2011 - 6:54am

Yep, the 'GRANT' has softer lines.

The Dial style first appears in a 1949 ad and the Case bezel is very similar to a '50 'DUO WIND' in which the same Dial is used except on this Case the bezel verticles are peaked (?)

Will update once received.

Posted November 16, 2011 - 8:57am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Can't wait for some better pictures Fifth,  I kind of agree with similarities to the Duo Wind. This one's going to challenge us.

Posted November 16, 2011 - 9:21am


Jeff had recently mentioned a 'DARWIN' or 'DARWIND' as using the same Glass as the '50 Duo Wind 'D' - perhaps this is it.

Posted November 16, 2011 - 1:19pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Well, any notion of "could be" is worth investigating. An Ad showing the Darwin or Darwind in 14K would certainly, maybe seal an ID. Best to wait for more info and pics before we go hunting.

Posted November 16, 2011 - 1:22pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

It will be interesting to see where this goes but I think you're logic is  solid enough.

Posted November 19, 2011 - 4:33am

2nd example found

17 Jewel 8 AH stamped 48 or 49


Posted November 19, 2011 - 6:51pm

Sweet watch Fifth, The new pics are great and will help immensely when looking at ads here and elswhere. I'm still liking the "Darwin" theory, distinctive watch named after a very famous man. Makes perfect sense.