Bulova 1941 Navigator

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1396294
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Just wondering the name of the watch and if anyone knows how to find a crystal replacement or what I should be looking for that would be great. Thanks

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siobhan613
Posted June 16, 2013 - 11:05pm

Once you ID the model you can find vintage New crystals on Ebay but it is a bit of a search for the correct one. I'm in the process myself.

Always ask qustions of the seller before buying too. This way you can be sure you are dealing with a good retailer.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 17, 2013 - 6:11am

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Bulova Navigator

If you are able to measure the crystal that may help us determine a replacement model.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 17, 2013 - 10:36am

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B*B MX203 178

* PM MyBulova member DarHin for the correct Glass.

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DarHin
Posted June 17, 2013 - 1:11pm

PA Watch Hunter, can you provide crystal dimensions? Also, does the bottom of the crystal (where it mates to the case), curve from side to side and from top to bottom or is it flat from side to side and curved from top to bottom?

Mark, is that supposed to be the BB MX2037 178?

I'm not seeing the "Navigator" in any of my catalogs for this era BTW.

Thanks

 

PA_Watch_Hunter
Posted June 25, 2013 - 12:37pm

Hi sorry it took so long for me to get back to you, The crystal measures 18X20mm and it is curved. Any info on where I could find a replacement would be great. Thank!

PA_Watch_Hunter
Posted June 25, 2013 - 12:40pm

Its curved on the side and looks to be flat on the bottom.

PA_Watch_Hunter
Posted June 25, 2013 - 12:37pm

Hi sorry it took so long for me to get back to you, The crystal measures 18X20mm and it is curved. Any info on where I could find a replacement would be great. Thank!

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William Smith
Posted June 17, 2013 - 3:04pm

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the December 1944 Navigator ad sure seems to be a match.  I doubt this watch was called something else in 1941. 
Thanks for checking the crystals PA, Fifth and Darhin.
Hopefully PA Watch Hunter can confirm crystal specs/dimensions.
I'm good with 1941 Navigator based on ad.  Movement asterisk and case serial number both 1941.  Nice watch.
 

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DarHin
Posted June 17, 2013 - 5:35pm

Hey Will,

I wasn't making a judgement on the Navigator id, just pointing out that my catalogs are no help in finding the correct crystal.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 18, 2013 - 6:14am

Darren,

Just checking an example I have which looks like the subject Watch but is Dated 1948:

The MX 2037 178 is a little wide with the bezel opening measuring 20.3 x 17.8, curved in one direction only.

(always best for the Watch owner to measure)

 

Is the 'NAVIGATOR' ad showing flat bezel horizontals or rounded as on the subject?