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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mybulova_admin
Posted June 18, 2013 - 8:26am

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Ah I knew we had a similar conversation before.

1941 would put this as the Minute Man. See ads in this post.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1942-minute-man-5480

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alien Ant
Posted June 18, 2013 - 11:32am

Minute man has no engraving on watch or in ad.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 19, 2013 - 9:20am

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Good point, I missed that detail. I was focusing on the dates.

Adverts for the Navigator are 1943-45 I believe and we have an 43 ID'd watch in the DB. The Broker seems to post date the Navigator (1945-48)

So where does that leave this 1941 model? Tentative Navigator?

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alien Ant
Posted June 18, 2013 - 2:01pm

looking through the watches there are several watches identified as brokers and unknown that look to be engraved navigator models as there are no ads for a 1940s broker with this case

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 18, 2013 - 4:49pm

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That b&W ad is a little rough, but does appear to have the engraving, I'm thinking Navigator, we should have another look at the 'Broker' ID's as they may be Navigators? 

How's that for a run-on sentence?

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William Smith
Posted June 18, 2013 - 5:24pm

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Shoot I forgot about the earlier Minute Man discussion.  I'll read up and try to "vote" after that.

EDIT:  I'm good with 1941 Navigator after reading the Minute Man thread linked by admin.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 20, 2013 - 5:22am

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I think I missed this one - I too think Navigator.