Bulova 1942 Chronograph

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Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
2580269
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 1942 "One-Button Chronograph", probably used by the Medical /Military.

Missing the chrono-sweep hand.

Thanks to daca for the crown, and to JP for the hands, great stuff.  :-)

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gtopaul
Posted August 6, 2014 - 1:11pm

mybulova_admin wrote:

Bulova watches are not dated using their movement serial number necessarily. The movement in this case is stamped with a 1942 date code.

A date code like later pieces with, for example, M9?  Is it stamped inside the case back or somewhere on the movement that would require disassembly to see?  Thanks.

jabs
Posted August 6, 2014 - 1:26pm

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Cases in the thirties are numbered inside the case, then the numbering appears on the outside case.   Starting in 1950 cases are marked with exclusively on the outside by the two-digit code (ex. M9)
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William Smith
Posted August 6, 2014 - 1:38pm

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In subject watch movement picture (reposted below) you can see the little "bent T" symbol for 1942.

jabs
Posted August 6, 2014 - 1:43pm

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These watches have the time consistency of data production

case have 2580269 and movement T symbol, both meen 1942

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1955mercury
Posted August 6, 2014 - 2:45pm

Bobbee, the seconds hand you need is Bulova part #65C for a 10AH. That Bulova part is not interchangeable with anything else.

gtopaul
Posted August 6, 2014 - 2:52pm

Where on the movement is it stamped with the date code?  I know the later Bulova models would have, for example, an M9 type code format but they were on the case.

gtopaul
Posted August 6, 2014 - 3:12pm

I apologize for the multiple posts as I'm having problems with Internet Explorer on this site in addition to learning the format.  I do see what looks like ans asterisk on the movement which looks like 1941.  Thanks!

 

jabs
Posted August 6, 2014 - 3:35pm

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Right, asterisk says 1941

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bobbee
Posted August 7, 2014 - 2:23am

Come on, stop teasing us with little bits! Post the whole watch, back and front. :-)

Looks like the earliest 10AH I've seen, too.

Thanks for the info on the sweep hand merc, no wonder I can't find a fit!