Bulova 1941 Chronograph

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
13AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
214064
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
29mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Overall the watch is very clean.

Case, dial and hands very good.

Balance good but it won't wind, it turns but just clicks...Hands set just fine.

Movement looks to be a Valjoux 71.

Not For Sale
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1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted June 25, 2013 - 5:03am

Club 5000Panel Member

That is a sweet watch Jim . 1941 Chronometer is my vote. I like that one a lot.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 26, 2013 - 4:34am

Club 5000Panel Member

Chronograph is what I really meant to say (yes, I know the difference).

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 25, 2013 - 5:08am

Jim,

Judging by the symptom described the Watch needs a Mainspring.

 

The Case seriel number would indicate a production Date of 1942. 

"CHRONOGRAPH'

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 25, 2013 - 5:43am

Panel Member

13AH would be a Valjoux 72, based on their own cal. 23. Excellent find!

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vintagebulova.com
Posted June 25, 2013 - 7:27am

Club 5000

One of my faves.

Jay

http://vintagebulova.com

JP
Posted June 25, 2013 - 9:07am

Panel Member

Chronograph for sure and a beauty if I may say so.

I have a main spring for it,

JP

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alien Ant
Posted June 25, 2013 - 9:14am

Judging from the position of the minute recording hand ( the little dial on the right) and the picture of the inner works the minute-recording jumper is not doing its job. It may need bending slightly towards the minute-recording cog to stop the hand and keep it in an upright position. Care must be taken as the spring is exremely thin and fragile.

Lovely watch with a great movement.

diamondjim
Posted June 25, 2013 - 9:52am

 I've changed my mind about selling this watch, it is now for sale but I don't know where or how.

I edited the description but it didn't take and I made my donation and looked in the "For Sale" section but it doesn't appear to be there. I'd like to offer it to members first before listing it on an Auction site.

                                  Feel free to contact me, Thanks Jim

JP
Posted June 25, 2013 - 3:14pm

Panel Member

Are you interested in trades??

JP

diamondjim
Posted June 25, 2013 - 7:52pm

  JP...would you PM me?   Thanks.