Bulova 1942 Senator

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This appears to be a Senator, from comparison to the database.  Movement symbol and case number suggest 1942.  Inscription on back suggests it ws gfted 12/1943.   Don't know where it was during that time.  Maybe purchased and held for someone in the military.

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1942 Bulova Senator watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
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Reverend Rob
Posted July 1, 2017 - 12:35pm

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Then, as now, retailers have stale stock, so it is not that unusual to see a watch sold a year or more after the production date.

Based on the case serial and movt code, I'd agree that this is a 1942 Senator. 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 3, 2017 - 9:37pm

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Senator was sold in several documented variants (A, D & F) . I don't find an advert showing this dial but we have several in the dB. Here's Jerin's.

1942 Bulova Senator

Posted July 4, 2017 - 8:08am

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I agree with 1942 Senator. Popular rose gold from the 40s, as is the dial design that we see on a variety of models.

Posted July 4, 2017 - 12:08pm

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Posted July 4, 2017 - 1:02pm

For the purpose of accuracy - I noticed that the movement I have noted as 8AE, doesn't look like others in the database.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I took another look.  It should be 7AP, which looks like others and fits the range of production years and jewel content.

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 4, 2017 - 4:47pm

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Well I missed that completely- It most certainly is a 7AP. Trouble is we have no Senator models with the 7AP, the closest looking watch is the Radio City, with luminous numerals. Now I can't say whether the dial foot positions of these two movts are the same, but if they are, it would suggest a movt swap with the correct dial being used.

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Posted July 5, 2017 - 6:56am

FWIW...While researching the 7AP, I accidently changed the dates and jewel countin the database.  I think I returned them to the original correct dates and jewel count.  I thought the "edit" function just modified the search.  I didn't think it would change the acual data.    Sorry about that!