Bulova 1940 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
0401145
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
15.69mm x 24.37mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Curved case measures 37mm lug to lug x 20.5mm non inclusive of the crown.

17J 7AP Movement indicates a replacement movement for the traditional 21j President. Black & Grey Dial, Gold hands, Grey Sub-Second hand, 10K RGP, Stainless Back

Thanks to Fifth Avenue Restorations for case identification & Old Ticker for the additional information. 

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 9, 2011 - 12:54am

Side-by-side comparison indicates a match with a 1940 Minuteman case. Neither one looks like the exagerated curve in the ad.

Ya recon it's a 1940 Minuteman?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 9, 2011 - 4:40am

Wayne,

Not a Minuteman.

There's a definate variation in the Caseback length and design. Caseback on the left is longer and has a squared lip. Your case is shorter with a rolled lip. Highlighted in Yellow.

Minute Man and President side by side.

 

 The Dial variation is obvious.

The Watch looks like a President with a 17J replacement for the 21J 7AP they came with.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 9, 2011 - 3:54pm

Fifth

Is it a President case?-Not!   Do You have a name for the watch on the right of your post?

Wayne

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 9, 2011 - 4:20pm

Wayne,

Listed in the in the database as 1940 PRESIDENT 'A'

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 9, 2011 - 4:44pm

Fifth

Thanks for the ID on the case. I have never seen the dial advertised.

Wayne

OldTicker
Posted February 9, 2011 - 7:37pm

Interesting;

I thought all President's were 21J Movements

The one I have listed here is the same as Wayne's except it has Gold hour & minute hands.

17J 7AP movement

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bobbee
Posted January 22, 2013 - 6:32am

Neither this or Bob Bruno's watch are Presidents.

Note the angled, longer top and bottom parts of the bezel, compared to the narrower, more curved ones in Bob and Wayne's watches.

Also the side bezels are narrower in the President, compared to the wider ones on the other two.

Unknown.

plainsmen
Posted December 11, 2013 - 12:05pm

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No way this is a President....  I'm changing it to Unknown.