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Both companies went to a different serial number system and the date of manufacture is not determinable by these letter & number serials.
: In the 1950's Bulova incorporated a symbol system to date the watches they manufactured.
This is probably the most common question watch collectors have.
The reason: There have been a lot of watch manufacturing companies that have come and gone over the years.
Many have gone out of business, while others destroyed records to save space.
Write this number down and compare it to the charts on this website.
This will give a good idea of the manufacture date.
It will NOT tell you the actual date the watch was acquired...
many watches spent years in warehouses before being sold... If there are some letters incoroporated in the serial number (common with Hamilton and Elgin) your watch was probably made AFTER the last date on the chart.