Bulova 1940 Jefferson

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
0328976
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Yet another purchase from the big auction site.

Oddly enough, seller had it listed under vintage clocks rather than watches.

10AX movement with Omega symbol, "AAA", 21 Jewels, Bulova Watch Co and USA.

Yellow gold case with 10k rolled gold back and applied gold numerals.

Purchased mainly for the attractive stepped case. Needs some work, and a new crystal.

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jabs
Posted January 17, 2016 - 5:24am

Panel Member

it could be Emperor as here

 

Geoff Baker
Posted January 17, 2016 - 12:15pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I would say it's an Attorney. The record linked above isn't really a watch record, it's just an advert and I don't think it should have been tagged as Emperor, I think it should also have been Attorney.

 

jabs
Posted January 18, 2016 - 3:00am

Panel Member
I'm coming from two facts:
  • Attorney has 17 jewels
  • analysis on Lisa´s web page

"There were at least five very similar cases shown in the advertisements between 1941 and 1943, i.e., the:  1) Attorney, 2) Brewster, 3) Emporer, 4) Galahad, and 5) Jefferson

  1. 1941, 1942, 1943 Attorney - pink or yellow gold (though typically today only seen in pink), unengraved bezel, 17 jewels, three larger "steps" on lugs
  2. 1941, 1942, 1943 Brewster - pink gold (but, interestingly, typically seen today only in yellow--so, a different model for which we don't yet have an ad?), unengraved bezel, 17 jewels, four evenly sized "steps" on lugs
  3. 1941 Galahad - yellow gold, engraved bezel, 21 jewels, four evenly sized "steps" on lugs
  4. 1942 Emporer - yellow gold, unengraved bezel, jewel count not advertised, four evenly sized "steps" on lugs
  5. 1943 Jefferson - yellow gold, unengraved bezel, 21 jewels, three larger "steps" on lugs"

it is true that analysis no interferes to 1940, from that year we have no material

maybe Attorney with swapped movement ??

Andersok
Posted January 18, 2016 - 6:05am

Panel Member

Could you confirm the gold plating stated on the caseback: you mentioned 10k rolled gold plated, but when I zoom in on the photo above it appears to say gold filled.

Ken

matlobi
Posted January 18, 2016 - 8:39am

Andersok wrote:

Could you confirm the gold plating stated on the caseback: you mentioned 10k rolled gold plated, but when I zoom in on the photo above it appears to say gold filled.

Ken

My mistake, it is gold filled.

Andersok
Posted January 18, 2016 - 10:10pm

Panel Member

I've gone over the ads for the five of the possible models listed above. Subject watch has a 21-jewel movement, yellow gold filled case, and looks to have 3 steps on the lugs:

1 and 2 use 17-jewel movements - not a match; #3 uses 21-jewel but has engraved bezel sides - not a match; that leaves 4-Emperor and 5-Jefferson. Both of those are yellow gold filled unengraved bezel. I see 3 steps for the Emperor not 4, and 3 steps for Jefferson. The Emperor is priced at 39.75 and jewel count is unknown, and came with a leather band. The Jefferson is priced at 42.50 and uses the 21-jewel and also came with a leather band. These both look similar to me, so the lower price could represent a lower jewel count movement.

I'm going with Jefferson at this time as the match.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 19, 2016 - 5:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

Agree with it being a 1940 Bulova Emperor as per the advert.

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted January 20, 2016 - 10:20am

Panel Member
 

I'd have to say Jefferson because of the steps on the case.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 22, 2016 - 10:23pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Could it be that the 4th step is actually the spring bar pipe on the end of the bracelet?

Geoff Baker
Posted January 24, 2016 - 7:32am

Club 5000Panel Member

OK, this is fun. This is what I see so far.....

Emperor - Admin, Geoff (Updated - 1/28/16)

Attorney - Jaroslav (updated),

Jefferson - Ken, Rev Rob