Bulova 1942 Lieutenant

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.87625
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2309015
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Rose Gold Ranger model with original rose gold Speidel Golden Knight band.

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Elgin Doug
Posted February 14, 2012 - 4:04pm

Geoff, I think the Ranger in Rose gold is a Lieutenant.  Check the 1943 ads, there's one with them side by side.  The cases look identical but the Ranger is yellow and the Lieutenant is rose.

http://www.mybulova.com/vintage-bulova-watch-ads?page=4

 

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William Smith
Posted August 2, 2012 - 12:54pm

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1943 ad below showing Ranger Lieutenant.  Click on graphic for full ad.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 13, 2012 - 4:15am

"RANGER" is Yellow.

"LIEUTENANT"

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bobbee
Posted November 13, 2012 - 4:36am

Good catch.

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William Smith
Posted November 16, 2012 - 7:22pm

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OK....changed from three to two ticks from me while I revisit the Ranger/Lieutenant info to date.  My brain's full, so I don't remember this stuff...I gotta go re-look.  It could have been in 1942 the Rose Ranger was still a Ranger, and isn't advertised as possibly changing to the Lieutenant until sometime in 1943- the date of the ad above.  Was that the premise?-  Rose Ranger in '42 changing to Rose Lieutenant in '43?

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William Smith
Posted November 26, 2012 - 1:47pm

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Record resubmitted for model ID review by panel.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 26, 2012 - 3:38pm

'LIEUTENANT'

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DarHin
Posted November 26, 2012 - 3:50pm

Lieutenant

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William Smith
Posted November 26, 2012 - 5:46pm

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Checking another 1942 Ranger record, I found this ad dated 1942 (based on the file name of the graphic).  I don't see this ad in the ad database in 1941 thru 1943.  Don't know where it went, or where the ad came from?

If there is some question about the date the Red Ranger became the Liutenant, this ad- if dated correctly- would have the year of the change being either during 1942 or before 1942. 
Was the previous premise a 1942 red Ranger became a Lieutenant in 1943?

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bobbee
Posted November 26, 2012 - 6:07pm

Looey.