Bulova 1940 Winston

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Sort of looks like a His Ex C.... but 10 years earlier and littler.

Sporting a R/R Band that's era.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 4:42pm

Yeah, this one is still in the unknown category.  Several on the site but no ads yet.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 2:41am

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Geoff has an unknown on site here:http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-unknown-2476
DarHin got Geoff's crystal dimensions and found that 1943 GS crystal catalog has an MX318-25 20.6x15.6 which "fits" and names the model as "Winston".  Rocket Cylinder Crystal catalog No. 9 also shows a Bulova Winston w/ similar dimensions (below)

Neither Rocket nor GS crystals give Bulova model number w/ crystal number/details.  SUC conversion chart doesn't cross list the RMS 122-5 nor the GS MX318-25 for BB, or AM PerFit.  Too bad, because if one of the crystal catalogs also gave a Bulova model number, we'd have another method to confirm the two Crystal fits the Winston.  JP noted the models lists may be useful for this cross check. Good thinking JP!
The Bulova model lists show a single "Winston" w/ unique model number 38777.  Maybe someone has a different crystal catalog which includes the unique Bulova model number and the Winston model name?   Or it would be just as informative to find out this unique model number fits something other than the Winston. 
The two crystal specs are a good tentative ID.  It would be a stronger tentative ID w/ model number to crystal ID.  ..but w/ no ad, still only a strong tentative IMO.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 22, 2012 - 5:55am

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Still unknown in my book

Posted July 23, 2012 - 7:59am

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 9:41am

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Didn't this one get ID'ed tentative on the two crystal specs?  I'm not big on crystals.  Maybe the shape of the two crystals is diff than subject watch?  Maybe DarHin can fill me in.

Posted July 27, 2012 - 9:20pm

I just saw one like this today up for sale and thought boy that looks familiar.

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Posted October 11, 2012 - 2:01am

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Posted October 11, 2012 - 6:55am

agreed 'WINSTON'