Bulova 1941 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
0
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1165393
Case shape: 
Other
Additional Information: 

 

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
simpletreasures
Posted November 23, 2011 - 7:28pm

I'm pretty sure I've seen this in the database somewhere, just not sure where.

OldTicker
Posted November 23, 2011 - 7:46pm

It has a Senator looking bezel and dial shape, not a very common Bulova thats for sure!

Nice job Gary.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 25, 2011 - 5:59am

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Searched through all the ads and cannot find anything  matching.

JP
Posted July 17, 2012 - 9:19pm

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Very good looking watch Gary. I will do my best to find some ad to help identify it.

 

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DarHin
Posted July 18, 2012 - 1:09am

Gary, great looking watch. If you still have it can you post pics of the movement and case back when you get a chance? Also, can you provide crystal specs? Thanks.

Darren

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William Smith
Posted October 23, 2014 - 7:31pm

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If it quacks like a Drake.....  
I know I've seen an ad for this...or was it crystal specs speculation?

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1955mercury
Posted October 24, 2014 - 2:45pm

You've seen it before William Smith. Do a search under My Bulova watches for the year 1941. It's the 3rd one down. That one doesn't have pictures of the case back either though. I think some of these unkowns are wild goose chases. If there's no picture of the case markings proving it's a genuine Bulova, it could be another watch brand case with a Bulova movement or just a Bulova dial. I've ran into all sorts of interacial marriages of parts with some of the watches I've purchased. And another possibility is the fact pictures usually have to be resized in order to post them on this site. If the ratio of down sizing isn't kept the same from top to bottom and side to side, the shape of the watch can be distorted into unfamiliar looking designs.

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William Smith
Posted October 25, 2014 - 3:14pm

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Thanks for pointing me to another example.  Agreed, without more pictures/confirmation of case manufacture etc... it could be a wild goose, not a Drake...I mean duck.

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1955mercury
Posted October 25, 2014 - 3:30pm

I remembered seeing this same watch before also. It finally dawned on me where. It was on that auction site we are all familiar with. I saw one on there nearly two years ago. I was interested in it because I had never seen this model before. It seemed strange to me because it had a bronze colored dial in a yellow gold case. The seller had several photos of the front but none of the case back or movement. I messaged him and asked him was it a genuine Bulova and could he send me a picture of the case back and movement. He told me he didn't know much about watches but would send me the pictures I requested. I never got any pictures even though I told him I was very interested if it was actually a genuine Bulova. I messaged him twice about sending pictures. So this is 3 examples of this watch that I've seen or this same watch 3 times,  but for some reason, no one will show the back of the case or movement.