Bulova 1940 Charles

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Sold at eBay Auction US$118. 19 Dec 2007.

Finally ID'd after 3 years of looking.


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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
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Stephen Ollman
Posted November 13, 2010 - 5:13pm

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I'm re-listing this as an 'Unknown'. I must admit that when I originally ID's it I must have only have a low-res image. It certainly isn't the Minute Man I thought it was.

Any ideas?

WatchCrystals.net's picture
Posted November 13, 2010 - 8:46pm

Wink :-)

Too bad you don't have the crystal specs.!? It's most likely the 1940/41 "Bruce?" But without an old crystal and/or bezel... (or any crystal sales) I can't rationalize being of much more help here... 


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Posted November 13, 2010 - 8:53pm

Officer. <- Disregaurd, there's a slight difference. My bad  : )

Posted January 8, 2011 - 12:34am

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I think there's a chance this is the Dean?

Below are ads from 1939-1940

and 1941-42

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Stephen Ollman
Posted January 15, 2011 - 10:22pm

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Ok maybe this is it.....1941 Charles.

1941 Bulova Charles

What do you reckon gents? (7 is different, but....)

WatchCrystals.net's picture
Posted April 22, 2011 - 1:15am

 YUP... Already said it was, several months ago!? LOL...


:-)   Scott

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Wayne Hanley
Posted April 22, 2011 - 1:35am

I would give the watch the benefit of the doubt over the ad. I like it for a Charles!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 9:23pm

MODEL                                                                  BB                          PERFIT

Bruce (Pre '42) and the ('40) Charles?               MT2425 190         MB242/3 190


:-)  Scott

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Posted June 30, 2011 - 10:42pm


According to my data the Bruce crystal is

    GS                          BB                             Perfit

CMW 500         CMW 2425 (190)           HMB 242/3 (190)    


and the Charles Crystal is

     GS                          BB                             Perfit

CMW 700         CMW 2527 (207)            HMB 253/2 (208)


Hope this Helps!!








Posted March 19, 2012 - 7:58pm

The "7" on the Charles dial is different from the ad.