Bulova 1947


I’m a little confused about Bulova’as “ethnicity”, sometimes it claims to be from the USA and other times Swiss. Then, in 2010, Bulova, now owned by Citizen, put out a limited edition reproduction of the Accutron and it’s made in Japan!!

One fact is that Joseph Bulova, a Czechoslovak immigrant, started a watch retail business in New York in 1875.

This beautiful 1947 watch is marked USA on the 17 jewel movement but with nicely polished plates, timing screws on the balance and brequet hairspring has all the hallmarks of a high grade Swiss watch.

The style is very typical of the late 40s, small, almost rectangular with nice fancy lugs. The case is gold filled with stainless steel back and the crown is signed and original. The dial is gold with, full figure, the figures raised and has a sunken sub second hand. The hands are stylish and nicely polished.

This beautiful watch is signed four times and like all of my Bulovas has a special place in my collection.


About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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