Bulova 1942 Radio City

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2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
2243073
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Crystal Details: 
B&B Glass CMY 2415 / 176
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

None of these in the data base till now. Thought I better add it before it's sold.

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plainsmen
Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:28am

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Man is that nice!  Sweet watch brother.

bourg01
Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:38am

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I figured you like that one.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 21, 2012 - 9:44am

Interesting Watch Shawn, the first of this style I have seen with a 7 linge Movement.

I have 2 questions.

1. How are We descerning the difference between the advertised 'RADIO CITY' and the identical 'BLACKOUT'?

and

2. Due to the fact that the 'SENATOR's and the 'BLACKOUT's from this era all have 8 linge Movements is this Case signed in any way? 

bourg01
Posted April 21, 2012 - 11:37am

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1.) Yellow Gold, Butler Radium Dial, Radium hands and it's a dead match to the ad.

2.) Wrong, It is NOT a FACT that the 'SENATOR's and the 'BLACKOUT's from this era all have 8 linge Movements  as the proof is this watch. Case signed inside Bulova, 10K Rolled Gold Plate Bezel, Stainless Back,New York.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 21, 2012 - 1:12pm

Don't get Your feathers ruffled Shawn these were legitimate questions as all of the current database examples have 8 linge Movements, this is the first seen with a 7 linge

and

The early 1940's ad for the 'BLACKOUT' also matches the Watch.

bourg01
Posted April 21, 2012 - 1:37pm

Panel Member

My feather's aren't ruffled , you asked and I answered. I have not seen the ad for the Black Out. Believe me, I looked and couldn't find it anywhere between 1940-45. So if you could be so kind as to show/tell me where it is, I'd love to see it.

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William Smith
Posted April 21, 2012 - 2:12pm

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I couldn't find the ad either, but I'm looking.   Hard to discuss w/o everyone having the ad.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 21, 2012 - 3:31pm

bourg01
Posted April 21, 2012 - 4:05pm

Panel Member

Sweet, The big question, Can we confirm a date on this ad? It's obvious that it's war era. I used the 1942 ad in the datbase since my watch is dated 1942. Perhaps the watch was released under different model names in different countries, Blackout in the US, Radio City in Canada. Perhaps they changed the name in the mid forties?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 10, 2012 - 7:16am

Shawn / Gents,

The 'BLACKOUT' ad was in the database at one time, exact Date is unclear. 

Based on similar in the database - 1942 'ish.