Bulova 1940 -Unknown

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GS CX602 19.0 x 18.2mm
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1941 Bulova Unknown, 17J 8AE with a asterisk date code, 14K Rose Gold filled bezel and back, swivel lugs like the Conrad but a Grey, White and Copper colored Roman numeral dial with Blued index hands.

Case measures 26.8 x 21.2mm and 41.2mm lug tip to tip and the 12k GF B/R bracelet band looks like it was made for it

Looks near mint and runs great with its Original? box.

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1941 Bulova Unknown 17J 8AE
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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted January 14, 2012 - 3:58am

Nice one Greg, was getting tired of seeing the 'CONRAD' with a dot-dash Dial.


Geoff Baker
Posted January 14, 2012 - 8:39am

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 Greg, that is fabulous!

Posted January 16, 2012 - 10:35pm

I am just wondering if it is still called a Conrad or something else??

We have seen them with dots & dashes, Rubies & dashes, and now this...A B C D variants or different name like the Chief, Clinton, Knickerbocker bunch?  About the same era, so who knows?

Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:14am

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Yeah....  I'm wondering..  can a Westchester dial fit in there as well?  I don't have a Conrad on hand to see.. but curious.

I love that look on there though man.

Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:31am

Isn't the Westchester the same size as a Surgeon?? This dude is quite dainty and it only has a 8 series movement.

The long lugs make it look a lot bigger that it is...Its really not much bigger than a Air Nurse when you take the lugs away.

Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:46am

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Hrmm... wonder if this one and my '41 unknown are the same size?  He's a little small as well. 


Posted January 17, 2012 - 1:20am

Same movement...same style dial...I have his big Unknown brother, http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-unknown-3189  

Didn't you have a Conrad with a Diamond dial??