Chief

Bulova 1942 Chief

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10ae
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8228401
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
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1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1943 Chief

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10BL
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3027728
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Movement says '42, but case says '43.  I've always loved this watch.  Started out the Ranger and changed in 1941 to the Chief.

10BL movement?  Hrmm...

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Bulova 1942 Chief

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2093843
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
G-S CMX419-35 26.7 X 15.6
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I'm pretty sure this one is a 1942 Chief. It has a 10AX 15 jewel movement in a 10k rgp case with a stainless back. I acquired this one with a broken mainspring, broken balance staff, a worn out setting lever, and a scratched and cloudy crystal.  You never know what you're going to get with those watches on that auction site. But it's all fixed and running good now.

1941 Ad.

 

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Bulova 1949 Chief

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
8AD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9406888
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi all

I've just received this nice little watch, but im having difficulty in identifying it. I think it may be a Clinton but the ones on the site have different movements to the one i have also there seems to be a number of differing names for this case depending on the year of manufacture. I would greatly appreciate any help members could give me in determining which model it actually is.

It is a nice clean watch running well and with very little patina on the dial. It came complete with a genuine bulova brown leather strap which i think is of the same vintage as the watch . Crystal is glass

The case is yellow Gold plated

marked 10k rolled gold plate and the serial number is 9406888

 

Kind regards to all

donegd

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donegd 1949 Bulova Chief 11 22 2014
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1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1942 Chief

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
1492239
Case shape: 
Stepped
Additional Information: 

I think in '42 this would be the year of the Chief.

This watch has a really great looking case and movement.  Dial shows it's age but for some reason I see that quite a bit on these models that arn't redialed.  This the Banker, and Ranger models of this era had those white dials that really sucked in the age.

Unfortunately it came with a really crappy 50's band that was horrible on it... It would be nice to find the nice expandable gf one with the leather insert.

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Bulova 1948 Chief

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9070718
Case shape: 
Square
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Bulova 1942 Chief

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10bl
Case Serial No.: 
2192901
Case shape: 
Round
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Bulova 1948 Chief

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA "CHIEF" was apparently a new release (replacement?) for the very similar (case and dial look) "CLINTON," sporting a (new?) 17 Jewel movement, and a stylish gold filled braided metal band... I unfortunately only have the information posted, that is visible in the cropped image of the display ad illustration. "CHIEF, 17 Jewels, $57.50."  (Dec. 11th, 1948 Saturday Evening Post...)

 

BEST :-)  William

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