Bulova 1942 Carrel

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Dear friends, this is the first time I write to this forum. Some weeks ago I bought this watch and I wonder what model it is. From the pictures in the pages of the catalogues shown in this site I would dare to say that it seems to be a Carrel but being green about watches I kindly ask all you experts to give me your idea of it. I like it very much and it runs well. It runs one minute late per day... Is it acceptable?

Actually I was looking for a Bulova watch I have been in love with for years but it seems to be hard to find: the Black hawk. The black one with all the twelve numerals and with the center of clear colour.

But, actually, in the internet  I have never seen a watch similar to the one I am posting.

Would somebody help me? Thank you from Italia

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timerestoration's picture
Posted March 21, 2012 - 2:11pm


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 21, 2012 - 7:26am

agreed Reverand.

Simply moving the regulator is not recommended, the Movement should be cleaned then adjusted as necessary, using a timing machine.



You can use the 'edit' button to change the Model from 'UNKNOWN' to 'CARREL' in the drop down menu.

Posted March 21, 2012 - 2:19pm

I am trying to follow your instruction but I am afraid I failed. There is not any "Carrel" name among the others in the list that the button opens. I thought to choose "Others" and then to write the name...

I have another question. How come I see dozens of pictures of almost all the Bulova models and no pictures of the Carrel but in the old catalogues and vintage ads? Is it a scarce model or it was not a favourite one in the market at that time?

Thank you all for the time you are turning towards me.

Posted March 21, 2012 - 2:37pm

You are correct on all points.  The "Carrel" is not listed in the watch database, and it should be.  Please enter your watch as "Other", then type the name in the blank, just as you suggested.  Eventually, Admin will add the Carrel and change your watch listing to that name.

You have the first Carrel to be posted in the database, so, yes, I think that would qualify it as a scarce model.  I just recently acquired a Carrel; it is not posted here.  I have not seen any others.

Posted March 21, 2012 - 3:49pm

Well, in this case I'm glad to hear that my watch is the first one of its kind to be posted and shown. If required, and if it can be of help I will be glad to snap some more pictures of it and post them along with the others. Thank you

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 7:21am

As you look for an original bracelett for daily wear, keep in mind that they are quite small compared to modern sizes, and may not fit not to mention they tend to wear the watch case out much quicker.

 Nice looking watch and welcome to our site !!!