Bulova 1942 Chief

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
1492239
Case shape: 
Stepped
Additional Information: 

I think in '42 this would be the year of the Chief.

This watch has a really great looking case and movement.  Dial shows it's age but for some reason I see that quite a bit on these models that arn't redialed.  This the Banker, and Ranger models of this era had those white dials that really sucked in the age.

Unfortunately it came with a really crappy 50's band that was horrible on it... It would be nice to find the nice expandable gf one with the leather insert.

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bourg01
Posted July 21, 2012 - 12:01pm

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Not too shabby Jerin, needs a dial job though. Can't comment on ID till I do some digging but I think you've already been there, done that so let's see the ad.

plainsmen
Posted July 21, 2012 - 12:04pm

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I'm very lazy with my ads at the moment.  I think I have about 30 watches I'm going to sell... heh.  That will be part of the process.

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bobbee
Posted July 21, 2012 - 1:07pm

That dial looks to be just tobacco smoke and dirt, plains. I'll bet it cleans up easily, I had a Wittnauer with the same looking dirt on dial and it came off a treat with mild detergent and cotton buds.

Daca102090
Posted July 22, 2012 - 3:06am

Jerin,

How wide are the lugs on this watch?

Might just have a surprise available for you!!

mybulova_admin
Posted July 22, 2012 - 4:32am

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Perfect match for a Chief.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 22, 2012 - 4:34am

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Agree on Chief ID

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William Smith
Posted July 22, 2012 - 5:40am

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Yep Chief from me.