Bulova 1939 Rite-Angle

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8000000
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Here is a fantastic example of the much coveted Rite-Angle.  It was acquired as is with a period gold plated band.

It sports a 17 Jewel, 8AE movment, which sets and runs smoothly.

I've recently won a woman's version of this model and hope to be posting them as a set soon.

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OldTicker
Posted March 8, 2011 - 7:45pm

Thats a keeper!!

plainsmen
Posted March 8, 2011 - 7:50pm

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Oh yes... this one is definately going to be worn by my grandchildren.

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vintagebulova.com
Posted March 8, 2011 - 8:00pm

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Is that the one with the Buy it Now that you recently picked up?  If so, fantastic score.  These are money watches.  I like that it has the 8AE,  al the ones I have are either 8AZ or 8AL, real tough to find parts for, not so the 8AE.  Once you get the womens version this will be a great set to have.  Now you just have to get the ultra cool Rite Angle boxes.

Jay

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plainsmen
Posted March 8, 2011 - 8:22pm

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The boxes would be great to get Jay.... yes this is the BIN that I was hesitating to pull the trigger on.  I'm very glad that I did!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 10, 2011 - 3:32am

Very nice find Plainsman!

It had been mentioned in a prior discussion that the 'RITE ANGLE' had a flat Dial http://www.mybulova.com/node/1666 which I knew was not the Case, an original and correct 'RITE ANGLE' Dial is curved.

The proof is in the pudding.

Terry K.
Posted August 23, 2011 - 11:22pm

Now I understand what Rite-angle is. Fantastic watch!!

Terry

JP
Posted July 5, 2012 - 7:19pm

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Did this watch come in a non engraved version??

JP

plainsmen
Posted July 5, 2012 - 10:11pm

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Yes... I have both.  Look at the database models under Rite-Angle, we have several examples of the non-engraved version.

JP
Posted July 5, 2012 - 11:55pm

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Thanks Plains. I am trying to buy a non engraved now. Wish me luck.

JP

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William Smith
Posted July 15, 2012 - 2:34am

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Well JP....were you lucky?