Description:  1947 Watertite

Model Name


Case Date


Case Serial

6664 (case also reads "47" inside)

Signature Locations

Inside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

"Bulova Watch Co. Swiss"


10BCC, 17 Jewels, Adjusted

Movement Date Code


Case Material Description

Stainless Steel

Case Dimensions

35.6mm lug to lug x 29mm without crown

(29mm without lugs)

Case Type

2 piece stem, back doesn't come off, movement comes out through the crystal opening

Crystal Specifications

25.8mm, round (G-S A325)

Other Details


NOTES:  We have no ads showing the Watertite (or Watertight) between 1943 and 1951.  I propose that this is what the Watertite looked like in 1947.  The 1940 ads show no other all stainless steel case, so I believe there can be little doubt about what model this is.  Note also the case signature, which is very unusual and identical to the signature in other 1942 Watertites, as well as the unsual serial number--again, quite similar to other versions of this model.  In 1951 and beyond, the Watertite uses markers in place of some numbers, and variant designations are used, e.g., Watertite "F" in 1951.

1947 Watertight