Bulova 1940 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Model: 
5AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9519342
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

 Stamped with 'Bulova 14kt Gold' and '9519345'.

Was in perfect working condition, with wind up movement keeping time to the minute until a certain disaster with the washing machine. The watch now ticks up to 3 hours behind by the end of the day.

Watch face has gold numbers in large font, and has Bulova written across the top. Gold casing is solid, with few scratches and one dent on the left side.

No idea what the movement is like inside as I have not opened it, and I don't have the tools to do so. I am also guessing that the watch is from the 1940's, but would love it if there was someone out there who could shed some light on this. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 23, 2011 - 6:13am

The dial came out nice.

t.rutter
Posted September 23, 2011 - 6:21am

 I wish I could upload more pictures, especially of the clasp. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 23, 2011 - 6:44am

The Watch will need servicing immediately, Water in the movement is not good.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 4, 2011 - 6:18am

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How did you come up with the movement model number and jewels?

t.rutter
Posted October 4, 2011 - 5:29pm

 I had my boss, who has a bit of experience with watchs, open the case and show me the inside. The inside of the casing also says Bulova - New York 14 kt and is signed alot so im guessing whoever owned it before me had it serviced alot. I didnt get a chance to look for a shape on the movement though because my boss was reluctant to let me hold the movement since im a clutz and probably would have dropped it. Good news is its being sent off to a good watch servicer who will hopefully get it working right again.

t.rutter
Posted October 4, 2011 - 5:48pm

 

 Also I realize now that 5AC may not be the movement model as I can't find anywhere that it actually exist. Maybe when it returns from servicing I can try get a picture of the movement.