Bulova 1939 Winston

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
9480591
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Outside Case Back:  B-10K Rolled Gold Plate  9480591
Inside Case Back:  Bulova Fifth Ave New York
Movement:  10AE 15 jewel Adj. Bulova Watch Co. USA  (shield date symbol 1939)
Dial: poorly redone- somewhat like original??  looks like it was painted black after somehow masking off the tops of the raised gilt Arabic numerals at hour markers, masking raised Bulova, and masking raised 30 and 60 sub second numerals.  The outer minute and subsecond registry were poorly printed golden color. 

So non-conforming if dial isn't even close to original? 

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bobbee
Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:35pm

Possibly dial was flooded, then min/sec registers transfer-printed?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:40pm

confirmed 'UNKNOWN' from Me. 

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William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:52pm

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With that dial, I'm thinking non-conforming...but I've been wrong before..

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bobbee
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:50pm

"Unknown", nothing in ads for this case style up to 1946, though it's very similar to the "Banker".

plainsmen
Posted August 5, 2012 - 9:05pm

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Uknown.  Same thing that I have up from last week.

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William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 9:08pm

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yep Plains, that's kinda why i put this one up.  We'll find a name...some day.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 5, 2012 - 10:31pm

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Unknown

JP
Posted August 5, 2012 - 11:59pm

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Unknown

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bobbee
Posted August 6, 2012 - 3:33pm

Lisa, on her site watchophilia, has this model down as the "WINSTON", I.D.'d from GS crystal catalogues 43 and 52 as the only model taking this crystal.

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William Smith
Posted August 7, 2012 - 12:16pm

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I can't find the actual watch now to measure the crystal.  It could be in a drawer, or box, or I could have sold/traded.  I entered it because of similarity to Plains entry from a week ago.