Description:  1948 Trained Nurse

Model Name

Trained Nurse

Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, outside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

Inside - "Bulova, Fifth Ave, New York"

Outside - "Bulova"


6BKC, 17 Jewels, Unadjusted, Swiss, BXW

Movement Date Code


Case Material Description

10K Rolled Gold Plate (yellow)

Case Dimensions

25.6mm lug to lug x 16.5mm without crown

Case Type

Snap back, tonneau

Crystal Specifications

13.9mm, round

Other Details


NOTES:  Earlier in the 1940s, this model was known as the "Miss Air Warden".  


This is one of a growing number of watches in my collection that has a serial number beginning with a letter rather than a number.  I now have examples of this phenomenon dating from 1940 to 1949.  This serial number configuration is quite common starting in 1955, but is not the norm for the 1940s.  The significance or meaning of the various leading letters is not yet known.  It is worth noting that I only see this serial number format in ladies' models prior to 1955; from that date forward, it occurs in both men's and ladies' models.  There is no date code on the case itself, and there is an inside signature, which means the case fits the profile of an earlier, rather than later, time frame.   I feel comfortable using the movement date code as the best way to date this watch.


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1948 Trained Nurse