Surgeon

Bulova 1943 Surgeon

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10BA
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3548557
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi all

I would appreciate members comments on this watch please. I believe Its a medical watch but which one I am not sure .

the case is marked on the inside as:- sterling base, Stainless back Bulova New York. 10k rolled gold plate Bezel 

regards 

George

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Bulova 1941 Surgeon

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1684601
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Details: Vintage Ca. 1941 Bulova Mans "doctor's" dress wristwatch with a 17 Jewel~wind-up/mechanical movement with off-set centers seconds and set in a 10 Karat, Yellow gold filled bezel and stainless steel back square shaped screwback case with associated lugs.
Measures in at 35mm lug to lub x 25mm

I would like to gather some thoughts and knowledge on this watch. The hands are very uniquely coloured compared to the other similiar models i have witnessed.

It is my first vintage Bulova watch as well as post! :)

Cheers, Antony

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1941 Bulova Surgeon
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1942 Surgeon

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2541670
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Dear friends, since you have already been so kind to me, giving me some pieces of advice in this new to me world of vintage bulova watches, here I am with a couple of questions. 

As I wrote some weeks ago I am yearning for a Bulova Blackhawk with all the numerals around the dial. I came across a Carrel, instead, and I bought it. I love it. I posted it here in this site.

One week ago I found on ebay another watch. It seemed to be in excellent conditions. The auction had an expensive starting price for me in this time of crisis here in Italy but my wife smiled at me when I showed this watch to her on the screen. "I love it" I told her, anticipating a quarrel upon the money I would spend.  "All right, so, try to win the auction" she whispered to me...

I have no idea about the usual prices for these watches but I won the auction and I paid 220 us dollars, high tracked shipping fare to Italy included and, moreover, I paid 35 euros for Customs' tax. In my opinion, I paid an arm and a leg but I hope that someone will comfort me by telling me that in the end it was not that much and it was worth it. 

This is EXACTELY the watch I was dying for, with all its numerals around...but in the negative film colour...

Did it belong to anyone of you?

Does anyone know its history?

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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1943 Surgeon

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10BA
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
3571881
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
20.5mm x 20.5mm
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

10k RGP-Sterling Silver Base Metal

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Surgeon

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
4561153
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20.91mm X20.91mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1951 Bulova "Surgeon" 10BCC 17J movement dated L1. Black dial with gold center seconds track , luminous markers, Gold Hour and Minute hands & Red Sweep second hand. 10K RGP Bezel ,Stainless back dated L1. New Thick Glass fitted Crystal, Black Leather Alligator Calf band. 5X Signed

I think the hands are supposed to have a luminous filling to them, and the markers could be touched up.

Nice looking and running watch sure to make Plainsman drool! ;)

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1951 Bulova "Surgeon" 17J 10BCC
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Bulova 1945 Surgeon

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10BAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

The Bulova Surgeon aka Doctor's Dial watch.  Thought to be marketed to members of the medical field.  One of the first watches to have the large seconds hand.

Two dials out there black and white.  This is of course the white.

Sports a 10BAC, 17 Jewel movement.

 

 

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1944 Bulova Surgeon
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Bulova 1941 Surgeon

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1512041
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 I would like to know more about this watch. It belonged to my grandfather. There are some additional numbers etched into the inside of the case. Not sure what these mean. The best I can make out, they read 0178461-F with 3-05 underneath that. And 44012 underneath the stamped Bulova lettering. 

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1942 Surgeon

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9734572
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA "SURGEON," Circa 1942- 52. 17j Jewels, 10 karat yellow gold filled bezel with a stainless steel case back...  Apparently at least the two dial variants were used, as shown below. Member: "Plainsmen" just scored another Surgeon with a third dial design, that may well also be original?

The light colored dial is the 1942 model, the black  a 1948 release. The 1952 model I have images of looks to be the same design as the '48, w/a black dial also and sporting the same 10BCC movement ... I'm not sure if the '42 vintage shared the same powerplant, as well??? This watch is easily identified by it's "doctor's dial" (with inner circle, seconds register) and sweeping second hand...

 

BEST :-)  William

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1942 Bulova watch
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1942 Bulova watch