Bulova 1952 Oakley

Submitted by CodeGuy on
Manufacture Year
1952
Movement Model
8AC
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
5312293
Case shape
Rectangle
Case color
Yellow
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Watch Description

I suspect it's a 1952 Brigadier but I don't really know.  This watch has a special story as I've bought it to replace my great-grandfather's watch that was stolen from me in the late 90s. The thieves kicked down my door in broad daylight and the vintage Bulova was the only thing they took. And, it was the only thing that was irreplaceable. My grandmother was devastated. So, even though she has passed on, I know she's looking down and is pleased that I have replaced it.

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the movement
mybulova_admin
Posted August 23, 2021 - 10:47pm

Not a Brigadier but a 1952 Bulova Oakley and an amazing specimem, also being a first for database in this era.

1952 Bulova Oakley watch

plainsmen
Posted August 24, 2021 - 1:16am

The Oakley!  Codeguy posted this on the MyBulova Facebook group and Jim encouraged him to post it here.

Glad you made it sir!

Andersok
Posted August 24, 2021 - 6:45am

Oakley

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 24, 2021 - 10:20am

Amazing watch, and great backstory!  thanks for sharing it!

1952 Oakley

CodeGuy
Posted August 24, 2021 - 10:45am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

My pleasure. Thanks for the identification.

Super excited to finally replace this heirloom and at the prospect of handing it down to my family, in the future.

 

CodeGuy
Posted August 27, 2021 - 2:54pm

Admins -- Received the watch today. It's gorgeous but this is not a mans watch. For sure a woman's. Very dainty. Please change the classification.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 27, 2021 - 3:24pm

In reply to by CodeGuy

No, it is indeed a mans watch. Styles change. During the period this watch was produced, women's watches were the size of a dime. In the 100+ year evolution of wrist watches;  "Tuna can on a band" men's watches are a fairly recent phenomenon. 

CodeGuy
Posted July 21, 2022 - 4:48pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Indeed, you're right. However, this particular model was a tad dainty for my tastes. 

I put a very dainty period band (a 1940s Kestenmade Franklin) and my wife enjoys wearing it.

 

Kestenmade Franklin