Bulova 1941 Chronograph

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
13AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
214332
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

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1941 Chronograph Bulova
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
bourg01
Posted February 22, 2015 - 12:30pm

Panel Member

Hey Zap,

It really would be a looker re-finished but it's pretty clean as it is. I'd keep it original, just replaceing the crystal will go a long way.

zappatore88
Posted February 22, 2015 - 4:59pm

Yes I'm going to do that for now. A nice low dome 

zappatore88
Posted March 22, 2015 - 5:55pm

I really would like to know what the box looked like for this watch. Anybody have a clue?

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 22, 2015 - 12:49pm

Panel Member

This is based on the Valjoux 72, and is an excellent chronograph movt., found also in a nice watch called a Daytona for many years. 

zappatore88
Posted February 22, 2015 - 5:51pm

I always thought that the daytona used the zenith one. Or is that the same. ?

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 16, 2015 - 11:29am

Panel Member

The Zenith 400 'El Primero' was used as the base for the Rolex Calibre starting in 1988. It was heavily modified, including stepping down the high frequency balance from 36000 a/h to 28,800. All watch manufacturers who initially jumped on the high frequency bandwagon abandoned the 36000 a/h movts because of increased and rapid wear.

zappatore88
Posted March 16, 2015 - 3:23pm

Aha! Thank you for the knowledge. 

zappatore88
Posted March 16, 2015 - 10:13am

All cleaned up and running like a champ!