Bulova 1949 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by josé serra on March 2, 2024 - 4:21pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
26.2 mm
Watch Description

Bulova Military watch with the inscription "US / NO. / GRADE WG" in the back.

CASE: diam. 32 mm; 35 mm with crown; 39 mm lug to lug.

Bulova_B.7197.108_1949_20240302_case int.jpg
Posted March 2, 2024 - 7:18pm

Unsure if this case is a genuine Bulova product. I did find an example of a WWII Elgin military issue watch with the same case: https://www.rton.hu/2021/02/19/elgin-a11/

I can't say for certain if Bulova also used these cases. I also find interesting that there is no number applied, would this mean not issued?

The 10BM was also typically used in non military Bulova watches.

Thinking non-conforming, but will see what others think.

josé serra
Posted March 3, 2024 - 11:18am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Também tenho as minhas dúvidas sobre a caixa (case) de fabrico francês. Parece no entanto, uma caixa (case) militar.

Obrigado Administrador pelos vossos esclarecimentos.

Posted March 2, 2024 - 8:38pm

I am fairly certain the 10BM was never used in a military watch and do not know about the case being genuine Bulova.  Non-conforming is my vote. 

josé serra
Posted March 3, 2024 - 11:21am

In reply to by JimDon5822

Também concordo com o vosso comentário JimDon, mas vamos esperar que algum dia se esclareça a dúvida.


Geoff Baker
Posted March 2, 2024 - 9:45pm

These old Military watches are difficult to ID. I agree that is it most likely not an all Bulova watch (Non-Conforming)

josé serra
Posted March 3, 2024 - 11:24am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

 Geoff também estou de acordo. Consideremos então este exemplar como "Não conforme". Agradeço sempre os vossos comentários.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 3, 2024 - 9:20pm

In reply to by josé serra

De nada, José. Estou sempre ansioso para ver os relógios que você traz para nós.

Posted March 3, 2024 - 10:58am

 Non-conforming for me as well.