Bulova 1940 Stamford

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
03513670
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
G-S CMT298-10 22.3 X 20.3
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this one is the 1940 Bulova "Stamford" model. I originally bought it to use for parts. But after receiving it I took the movement apart and everything looked good, so I cleaned and oiled it and it ran perfectly. It wanted to live so bad, I had to show it a little love. This is the little ugly duckling as I received it.

This is how it responded to a little TLC.

 

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jabs
Posted December 10, 2014 - 1:58pm

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Stamford

Advert from 1942

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bobbee
Posted December 10, 2014 - 3:18pm

Brilliant work.

Stamford.

JP
Posted December 10, 2014 - 4:41pm

Panel Member

Top notch work and an excellent outcome. Stamford from me.

Andersok
Posted December 10, 2014 - 8:02pm

Panel Member

Agree with Stamford. How do you get the dial to come out so nice?

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1955mercury
Posted December 10, 2014 - 8:26pm

I had it refinished. I wasn't real impressed with the way this one turned out.

Andersok
Posted December 11, 2014 - 7:12am

Panel Member

Ah, I thought perhaps you a trick up your sleeve for cleaning, thanks

Geoff Baker
Posted December 11, 2014 - 6:22am

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Stamford all the way. I think the dial is nice, the watch looks great.

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bobbee
Posted December 11, 2014 - 11:29am

Looking with zoom I can see the marks on the dial.

Poor job by you-know-who. 

Definitely rather have a  poor original than a  poor redial .

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1955mercury
Posted December 11, 2014 - 11:53am

Me too Bobbee. Kind of like an automobile, I rather have one with a faded paint job rather than one with a bad paint job.