Bulova 1942 Chief

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2093843
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
G-S CMX419-35 26.7 X 15.6
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I'm pretty sure this one is a 1942 Chief. It has a 10AX 15 jewel movement in a 10k rgp case with a stainless back. I acquired this one with a broken mainspring, broken balance staff, a worn out setting lever, and a scratched and cloudy crystal.  You never know what you're going to get with those watches on that auction site. But it's all fixed and running good now.

1941 Ad.

 

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plainsmen
Posted December 22, 2014 - 2:23pm

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I love this watch.  In 1939-40 it was the "Ranger".  Then changed to the Chief.  My 1940 version is what started me on my collecton.  Grandpa's 1940 Ranger he picked during WWII.

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1955mercury
Posted December 22, 2014 - 2:44pm

 Thanks Plainsmen. I like this styling also. It looks like the ones made in the mid 30's. The first one I bought of this style turned out to be a Frankenstein. The case was an aftermarket. I still have it around here some where. I'm going to take a look at yours, if you have it on here.

Edit: Just looked at yours Plainsmen. It's nice. Still has the correct band on it. I like the look of a little patina on the original dials too. I think that gives the watch character.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 23, 2014 - 6:18am

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Rescued Treasure! Great looking watch merc, well done.

Chief

jabs
Posted December 23, 2014 - 6:58am

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1942 Chief

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William Smith
Posted December 23, 2014 - 5:50pm

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1941 ad.  1942 watch.  I'm good w/ Chief for this year.

Andersok
Posted December 23, 2014 - 6:41pm

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Agree with Chief, nice looking Bulova

JP
Posted December 25, 2014 - 1:38pm

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Chief