Bulova 1942 Spencer

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2712779
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
CMY311
Gender: 
Mens
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1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
jabs
Posted October 13, 2016 - 3:01am

Panel Member

Your watch is Spencer like as this one

Bulova Watch

PedroA
Posted October 13, 2016 - 3:57am

Yes, It is Spencer. Although I said of 1941, it is wrong because the case is of 1942.

Thanks.

jabs
Posted October 13, 2016 - 4:22am

Panel Member

by the serial number of case it would be the year 1942, but the movement has a production marking 1947

We wait for the opinion of other panel members

mybulova_admin
Posted October 13, 2016 - 7:12am

Club 5000Panel Member

With watches that have a movement and case date code that are more than 2 years apart we determine these to be non-conforming watches.

The watch model (case and dial) is fundamentally a 1942 Bulova Spencer, but in this watch the date gap is too great to confirm it as a complete and accurate Spencer.

This is were it can be tricky to ID. If there is no other model like this then we could simply ID as a Bulova Spencer, noting that it has a later replacement movement and hands.

PedroA
Posted October 13, 2016 - 4:48pm

Sorry.

I have the original movement but it had not the hairspring and it was impossible to make run the watch correctly although I used another hairspring. I can put a picture of the original movement or you can delete de entry. No problem.

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1955mercury
Posted October 13, 2016 - 7:20pm

Swap the barrel bridge from the original movement onto the one in the watch PedroA and you've got an original as far as anyone can tell.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 14, 2016 - 6:00am

Club 5000Panel Member

That would work. Pedro please send me an updated photo of the movement so that I can replace the current one in the listing.

PedroA
Posted October 14, 2016 - 5:31am

You are right. Many thanks.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 16, 2016 - 6:14am

Club 5000Panel Member

Nice watch Pedro, I like this model.

1942 Bulova Spencer (pending movement update)

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William Smith
Posted October 18, 2016 - 8:02pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I agree w/ Goeff (and others).  

1942 Bulova Spencer.  

Movement update is noted/pending)