Bulova 1940 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1583221
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Two-Tone 10K Gold Filled case.

Can't seem to ID this one... any suggestions?

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plainsmen
Posted June 1, 2012 - 7:21pm

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ah.. your the one beat me on this one!

mybulova_admin
Posted June 1, 2012 - 8:10pm

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Sponsor comes close.

bourg01
Posted June 5, 2012 - 8:55am

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Sorry admin but I'd say not even close. Sponsor has hooded lugs, subject watch has tang lugs.

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bobbee
Posted June 1, 2012 - 9:45pm

Nice call, Admin. Looks like the Sponsor to me, too.

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William Smith
Posted June 1, 2012 - 10:37pm

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I don't know about Sponsor.  The Sponsor looks a little longer on the long side of the rectangle.  Could be camera angle, but the more-or-less straight on shot of case back also looks a little shorter in the long run.  Dimensions of both would help....but we don't have a Sponsor in DB to date.

bourg01
Posted June 5, 2012 - 9:04am

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I have 2 at the moment, If I recall both have a 7AP movement. I'll add pictures or post later.

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DarHin
Posted June 1, 2012 - 11:00pm

I agree Will, definitely  different case. The lugs on the subject watch appear to be inboard of the case as opposed to inline with the outside of the case in the ad. Also, the ends of the case are different. The style of dial appears to be a match though.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 2, 2012 - 6:50am

The 'Dot Dash' Dial, as Bulova referred to this style as, has been seen in several Models now from 1940 thru 1948(?), the 'PRESIDENT' and 'CONRAD' being 2 shown in ads and has no basis for an ID.

Nice piece, the first of this Case design I have seen.

'UNKNOWN'

IMO

mybulova_admin
Posted June 5, 2012 - 7:14am

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Agree with all, which is why I said it comes close.

Unknown for now.