Bulova 1940 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
0770995
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Curved case measures 37mm lug to lug x 20.5mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Rare Golden Grey Modern style Hour and Minute hands show on an equally rare original Black perimetered Dial with contrasting Golden Grey center, printed exploding Arabic numerals, Bulova logo and tracks. A Golden Grey Modern Seconds Hand shows on a Sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Caseback is Gold.

Strap is vintage Pig Leather finished with a Bulova signed Buckle of era.

*Fully serviced and restored 11/2010.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 13, 2010 - 5:33pm

Nifty dial!!!!

Wayne

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Stephen Ollman
Posted November 13, 2010 - 6:10pm

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Same dial type as the 1939 Ambassador "C" but looks to be in a President style case.

A president variant perhaps.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 13, 2010 - 10:37pm

My 'photography' doesn't do this watch any justice, it's a keeper apart from the mall installed crystal, which will be remedied pronto.

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted November 13, 2010 - 10:39pm

Nice One, Mark!

Indeed... looks VERY similar to the Ambassador "A" dial, or vice < > versa... (Good' eye, Stephen :-)

And therefore as the President and Ambassador "B" models are the same general dial design... I'd wager that the same holds true, for the "A" models???

And being "21J" from this era... it has to be a President, Royalty, etc. namesake, as par!

I have several crystals in stock, if anyone ever needs one+???

 

BEST :-)

William

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 28, 2010 - 5:09am

Thank You William, President A it is.

RGB
Posted November 28, 2010 - 6:13pm

Beautiful dial and it looks like it'll clean up well.

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DarkTari
Posted February 22, 2011 - 12:10am

Beautifully Done !

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 22, 2011 - 5:19am

DarkTan,

Your appreciation is appreciated.

Thank You.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 20, 2011 - 11:00pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Fifth, I note that you still have this was ID'd as unknown. Is that because we have no supporting evidence at the moment?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 21, 2011 - 10:09am

admin,

This Watch is not a 1940 'PRESIDENT' as first believed, ads in the database support this conclusion.

The Case does resemble the similar mid/late 1930's 'PRESIDENT' and 'MINUTE MAN' but is not identical, after comparing the Two side by side there are dimensional and lug variations. It also differs slightly from the similar 'LINCOLN' of the same era but is not a match. 

I have relegated the model identification to 'UNKNOWN' pending further research to be presented at a later time.

*as an added note there are Two 17 Jeweled similar 'UNKNOWNS' in the database - time and effort will reveal to Us which model this is.

respectfully.