Ranger

Bulova 1955 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
A876362
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
CMY305-2E
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1955 Bulova Ranger (tentative)

Case is 10K RGP yellow with a stainless back, dated L5; movement is a 17-jewel 11AC dated L5; dial has been refinished; Roman numerals etched inside case match case s/n last three 362; ID is based on the crystal, which is the G-S CMY305-2E Bulova 'Ranger'. Not much to go on as I could not find any ads to support the model. One offsite mention of this id based on crystal.

I restored this watch for a client, being posted here with his permission.

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Bulova 1942 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10BE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2039654
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20mm X 20MM (apex of arc)
Additional Information: 

The most common quote referred to from the Hippicratic Oath is "first do no harm". Since the local watchmaker passed away I have not found a person that I trust with my treasures. Therefore, as much as I would like to show you a pristine example, this is the next best thing; a survivor. Based on the depth of the reference material available on this site I believe the movement was made in 1941 due to the asterisk symbol. It is a 10BE movement used from 1941 to 1943 and the case matches a Lieutenant model (in my opinion); however, the dial has raised gold numbers on white instead of the black numbers on coppertone as shown in the examples, so I am very interested in your collective opinions. Thanks for your assistance - great site.

 

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1942 Bulova watch
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1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1936 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
7564947
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Believe this to be a 1937 Ranger.

Identical model in database:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1937-ranger-2514

Mike

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mirtlem 1937 Bulova ranger 10 03 2014
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Bulova 1935 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5192499
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Just looking for some info on the watch. Thanks.

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1935 Bulova Ranger watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch

Bulova 1941 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
1560182
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
15.46 x 26.47
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 This looks like a Banker or Ranger, gold 10krgp case body with stainless back.

Engraved on the bezel front, I read the 7 page post from last year on these watches.

I'm now really confused.

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1941 Bulova Ranger watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1932 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
597130
Case Serial No.: 
2185947
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Outside backcase Sr.# 269514

The inside says: Bulova Quality and a Sr.#2185947

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Bulova 1931 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
562478
Case Serial No.: 
2112907
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
15.8 x 24.2mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Dial: raised gilt Bulova & Arabic numerals, recessed subsecond w/ black printed inner minute and subsecond track, partially obscuring the 6, stamped SWISS
Movement:  10AN 15 jewel Unadjusted Bulova Watch Co. SWISS  (SN) 562478  T date symbol
Outside Case Back:  (SN) 106658
Inside Case Back:  Bulova Quality  2112907

Case measures: 36.5mm x 25.6mm (not counting crown)
Crystal measures: 15.8 x 24.2mm
Lug gap:  14mm

The band is only marked "MAXIM", and is showing lots of brassing.  Almost looks like it's chrome plated, but I guess it could be gold plate.  The pattern on the links of band are very close to those on the watch bezel. but not exact.  If the band didn't come with the watch, it sure looks like it could have....

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Bulova 1942 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
1705041
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

another ranger I picked up this one needs real help. I got a mainspring 10AN which should work if I'm mistaken ,if I am can any member correct me I would appreciate it.

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Bulova 1942 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
1734065
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

EDIT 2012.11.26  Jewel count in root record changed from 17 (typo?) to 15 based on movement pics in record.

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1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 Ranger

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
7496395
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

EDIT 2012.09.16  provided by TdH:

Case width without crown 24mm
Case hight without lugs 28mm, 36mm with
Case window for crystal 15mm x 23mm

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