Bulova 1938 Minute Man

Submitted by ncmountie on October 1, 2018 - 10:20pm
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Crystal Details
16.60mm x 26.36mm
Additional Information

Believed to be 1938 Minute Man (D), B-10K yellow gold filled with black dial based on existing examples and ads on this site.

  • Unsigned crown: 5.85mm, Case: 21.04mm x 33.75mm (42.38 with lugs);
  • The crystal is not fully secured;
  • Unsure if minute hand is correct given attached 1938 advert;
  • Lightly wound, watch appears to function properly; pending professional service.
  • No brassing or wear-through to the case (darkened areas in photos result of cameras shadow);
  • Personized inscription redacted; unredacted photo available upon request;
  • History unknown.
1938 Bulova Minute man D watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Reverend Rob
Posted October 1, 2018 - 11:02pm

Looks like a Minute Man to me.

Posted October 2, 2018 - 9:46am

Minute Man noting apparent replaced minute hand.

Kathy L.
Posted October 2, 2018 - 10:56am

1938 Bulova Minute Man, cool watch!

Posted October 2, 2018 - 1:56pm

1938 Bulova Minute Man

Geoff Baker
Posted October 3, 2018 - 6:00am

Over a thirty year period there were a dozen or so Bulova watches that got the name Minute Man. During this era, in the late thirties there were four or five variants available. This is a nice example, we've only seen one other with a black dial.

1938 Bulova Minute Man D

Posted October 4, 2018 - 11:29pm

Thank you Panel.

Posted February 2, 2020 - 4:43pm

Watch professionally serviced and hand corrected. Corrected hand 2.2.2020