Bulova 1942 Conrad

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2350856
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
18.30X19.05 GLASS
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1942 Conrad

Case back:14K GOLD FILLED,BULOVA and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA,14K GOLD FILLED,NEW YORK

Movement:17 jewel 8AE movement has the date code for 1942(T)

Case is 14 k rose gold (gold filled),movable lugs

Dial:salmon coloured dial has dots for markers except the 12 which has a bar.Black hands and marked BULOVA.

This one looked pretty bad from the pictures on EBAY but I got it for ten bucks so I figured at least I'll get a movement out of it .It was so dirty that I thought there was no gold left on the lugs but after a good soak it turned out pretty nice.The lugs are a little bit crooked but fixable.

 

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1955mercury
Posted November 1, 2015 - 4:58pm

You stole this one Den. It's definitely a Conrad. Since it was made in 1942 during the war it has a silver base under the gold and the silver tarnish will bleed through the gold and make them look almost black after a period of time. It looks nice now.

denupnorth
Posted November 1, 2015 - 5:53pm

Thanks Merc,I didn't know about the silver base,bonus.The lugs were completely black when I got it .Soaked it in homemade jewelry cleaner and buffed it with a polishing cloth.I'm going to try to straighten out the lugs and keep it as a survivor watch.I think it's got just the ri ght patina and the dial is really clean.Anyone know what the lug width shloud be?I'm getting different measurements with the crooked lugs

 

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1955mercury
Posted November 1, 2015 - 6:47pm

I think the Conrad takes a 15mm band Den. I've got a few here somewhere but you might die from old age before I can find them and measure.

Alex
Posted November 1, 2015 - 5:53pm

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Nice Conrad! 

JP
Posted November 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

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super Conrad.

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William Smith
Posted November 2, 2015 - 1:43am

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Conrad from me.

jabs
Posted November 2, 2015 - 2:05am

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+1

Andersok
Posted November 2, 2015 - 6:48am

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+1

Geoff Baker
Posted November 2, 2015 - 7:06am

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Conrad, well done Denis.