Bulova 1941 Radio City

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.858571
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1430088
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
18 X 25 mm Glass domed
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10kt RGP bezel - Stainless back.  Case measures 22mm wide excluding crown by 28mm long.  Lug end to lug end 34mm.  

"SENATOR" - 1941 advertisment - image 7 - 2nd row - 2nd from the left.

Identification would be most appreciated.

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DarHin
Posted December 1, 2012 - 1:46am

Janet, have you checked the '41 ads? You could also try searching for other 8AE movements in the watch database which often leads to id'd watches.

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bobbee
Posted December 1, 2012 - 5:26am

The earliest ad for this one I could find is the 1942 "Radio City".

The Senator has gold hands and numbers, this "lumed" version is a "Military Style".

This later post card from 1943 features another radium hand/dial model, the Blackout.

Yours would seem to be the earlier Radio City.

Janet
Posted December 1, 2012 - 5:51am

Nice detective work Bobbee

mybulova_admin
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:01am

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Radio City may be the better model name due the the date.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2012 - 6:10am

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Agree - RC

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DarHin
Posted December 2, 2012 - 1:54pm

Radio City

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William Smith
Posted December 2, 2012 - 2:38pm

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Radio City

plainsmen
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:28pm

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Radio City... though someone did a number on those numerals.  They seem a bit bigger than normal.  I have 3 of these watches on hand right now.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2012 - 8:21pm

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Dude - you have three watches on ONE HAND? I ususally look at my cell phone to find the time......

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bobbee
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:35pm

I see what you mean Jerin.

Looks like someone went over the lume, done a few myself and they sometimes go on a bit thick, and have to be re-done.