Bulova 1940 Minute Man "B"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
7AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
0852997
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Federal: MT4-265 165
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 42.5mm lug to lug x 22mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows raised Gilt Arabic Numerals and Bulova signature with printed Black tracks. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style and a Gilt Modern Seconds hand shows on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Caseback is Stainless Steel and stamped as shown.

 

vintage display ad is Dated 1939.

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DarHin
Posted May 10, 2012 - 1:17pm

Mark,

I believe the case shape should be tonneau, as indicated by the dial and crystal specs. The case should be ever so slightly curved down the sides.

The Minute Man should take the following crystals measuring 26.7x16.5:

BB MT2675

Perfit MB267/2

GS MT366-10

Federal MT4-265

Darren

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bobbee
Posted May 10, 2012 - 3:41pm

Darren, if you look at the outer minutes chapter they are slightly curved outwards, and the case shape follows. Shows up best in the first and last pics.

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DarHin
Posted May 10, 2012 - 5:06pm

I don't disagree with the Mark's id, I'm just trying to "nudge" him into correcting the case shape in his details.

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William Smith
Posted May 10, 2012 - 2:17pm

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Great watch. Nice band.  Keep 'em coming.  Confirmed ID from me.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 10, 2012 - 6:57pm

Thanks Will,

I'm liking the era strap also.

Darren,

I'm not so sure this Case shape qualifies as 'Tonneau' ? but I guess if the Crystal is MT then it must be?

 

The Glass going in is a Federal: MT4-265 165

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DarHin
Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:05pm

"MT" in all of the crystal part #'s indicates "Military Tonneau". Your last pic says it all. I'm sure that if you put a straight edge down the inside of the bezel it will be slightly curved.

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William Smith
Posted May 11, 2012 - 1:01am

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era strap- It looks identical to the strap in the ad.  It's great to get the complete watch in this shape! 

OldTicker
Posted May 10, 2012 - 6:58pm

MT stands for Military Tonneau, shape of the glass, and case.

JP
Posted June 5, 2012 - 10:17pm

Panel Member

WOW  what a watch. Where can I get one ?? It is just as flawless as your other examples of beauty and I am getting green with envy.

Great find Mark.

John