Bulova 1940 Commodore

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10 AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
064511
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
25.4 X 19.05
Additional Information: 

 I originally thought this was a 1940 Ambassador. Another member pointed out that it matches the ad for a 1941 Commodore. The 10 AE movement has a crescent moon, but also below it is a lighter impression of the circle with two (Bunny) ears.

The case back has a serial number of 064511 and inside the upper case is the Roman Numerals V I I.

I wonder if this was a 1938 made movement that was later sold as a 1940 watch?

The crystal is cracked. I have a new (old stock) crystal, I plan to put on it.

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Gordonblan
Posted March 7, 2015 - 8:58am

Thanks Geoff.

That one looks exactly like mine, minus the rubies.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 11, 2015 - 7:52am

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It's the photos of the lugs that's making it difficult for me to define the exact case shape and distinctions. However looking at the adverts I'm tentative on the 1940 Bulova Commodore, with the 17 jeweled movement  and stainless steel case back.

1940 Bulova Commodore watch

Gordonblan
Posted March 11, 2015 - 9:55am

Thanks. That seems right to me.

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William Smith
Posted March 11, 2015 - 1:31pm

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Commodore from me.