Bulova 1940 Conrad

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Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1018417
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
dome
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 1941 Conrad. Rose gold plating is nice and will polish up well. Crystal should polish up as well. Picked this up on the bay last week. Movement needs a going through as it will wind and then stop. Face is ok, and i think i will keep it original. Early watches are too small for my big wrist, so I decidied to put this one up for sale. Would be interested in a trade for a later, larger bulova of same condition. PM me for details.

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JP
Posted August 3, 2012 - 10:31pm

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I just recently acquired one of these and need crystal info. Do you know what crystal it takes??

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William Smith
Posted August 4, 2012 - 5:45pm

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JP- there's at least some crystal measurements for this Conrad record.  Linked record says:

Crystal Details: 

Tall, curved and approx. 19 mm square

Jim Townsend
Posted August 4, 2012 - 4:51am

Wicked lugs

JP
Posted August 4, 2012 - 5:58pm

Panel Member

Thanks Wil. I will see what I have. I just got in about 1000 new SUC and GS crystals in complete sets with no cherry picking by any one.

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William Smith
Posted August 4, 2012 - 6:02pm

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I have one of these Conrad in a box somewhere.  I'll dig out and confirm crystal measurements.

JP
Posted August 4, 2012 - 6:34pm

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That would be fantastic my friend. Do you know why the bay ad calles it a drivers watch?? The lugs do piviot but I dont know what a drivers watch is supposed to be.

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William Smith
Posted August 4, 2012 - 6:46pm

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I don't pay much attention to what eBay sellers call or say about the watches they are selling.  Folks often use "hype words" like Driver or Art Deco to help with sales.  To take a guess at answering your question...  Because the seller likes money- nothing wrong with that.

JP
Posted August 4, 2012 - 8:29pm

Panel Member

Don't we all. Glad to know it means nothing though. Thanks again Will.

On another note, I bought a large batch of crystals and one batch was SUC and came with a nifty cross rference manual that is 14 pages long and covers every SUC made with cross to GS,BB and AM Perfit.. I don't know if it is the same one we got before because it is so many pages long. I finally got my old desk top computer up and running again and will be able to flat scan now so I will try to do that next week and send you a copy if you like. It is dated 1955.