Bulova 1943 President

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3022300
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Rose gold rectangular 7AP 21J. Case back has numbers 3022300. Inside case are numbers 4146 RCR   and T9/87. Dial has no markings?! Is this oxidation or should it look like this? Any additional info gratefully received.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 20, 2011 - 9:56am

Early 1940's 'PRESIDENT'

aging could be a factor in the loss of the Dial print, the Case looks very good.

deasytee
Posted November 20, 2011 - 12:33pm

 Thank you for your help - 1940 President it is then... Can I get the dial refurbed do you know? I guess it had the BULOVA name on the dial when new.

simpletreasures
Posted November 20, 2011 - 12:53pm

deasytee, there are dial re finishers out there like "International Dial" who can refinish your dial to "like new" but some purists prefer to leave the dial "as found". Your decision. Good luck.

simpletreasures
Posted November 20, 2011 - 10:39am

Second that Mark! I have the same watch/dial combo 7AP 21 jewel, without digging my watch out, I recall dating it to 1941/42

Daca102090
Posted November 20, 2011 - 11:56am

Is there any chance this is a dial variant of the General model?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 20, 2011 - 12:06pm

No.

The same Dial is seen in several post 1940 models including but not limited to the 'CONRAD' and the 'BROADCASTER'.

simpletreasures
Posted November 20, 2011 - 12:09pm

Crap, all that typing for nuttin ;-(

Gotta say I'm still chuckling over your toaster!!!!!!

simpletreasures
Posted November 20, 2011 - 12:07pm

I don't think so, I just believe we haven't found the ad yet!

When I pulled mine apart, it looked to have never been taken apart and there were no service marks inside the caseback, leading me to believe that this dial was a varient but was mass produced with that dial.

Probably has a letter designation that hasn't been discovered yet.

simpletreasures
Posted November 20, 2011 - 1:50pm

In deasytee's first pic it shows $4145 RCR below the description, does anyone know what that means? Pretty sure it doesn't mean dollars?

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shooter144
Posted November 20, 2011 - 4:30pm

Its not listed under ISO 4217 Currency Abbreviations, full world listing as of 2010...Royal Chinese somethings maybe lol