Bulova 1942 Watertite

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10BE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
479
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this to be a very early Watertite with a very low serial number. As with all of my watches it runs very well and has been dis-assembled and cleaned and re-assembled and oiled. Hands need a relume and will get it when I have the time as I have about 50 hands to relume. Dial is in good shape and only need numerals relumed.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 12, 2012 - 8:27pm

why can't they all have the model name printed right on the Dial?

JP
Posted August 12, 2012 - 11:32pm

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Then it wouldn't as much fun.

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 6:11am

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what do ya think that 479 is?  Case number (not SN)?  Maybe a run for H2O testing?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 13, 2012 - 7:30am

Case reference #

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bobbee
Posted August 13, 2012 - 7:51am

Is that another number "1" after the 479?

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DarHin
Posted August 13, 2012 - 8:22am

JP, is there nothing stamped on the outside of the case back?

It looks like "4794" stamped inside the case back.

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 1:38pm

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sure does look like "4794"  Case Reference number- I kinda suspected.

bourg01
Posted August 13, 2012 - 11:32am

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Watertite it is, that was easy!

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 2:12pm

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Watertite from me.

JP
Posted August 14, 2012 - 4:22am

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As near as I can see, there is nothing on the case back and the number on the inside is just 479. I looked the back over with a 10 power loop and found nothing there. The 479 throws me off though because it is awfully low for a serial number for a 42 since they made these as far back as 1930.

Just another of the weird watches I seem to come up with. I am going to take it to a friend who has a microscope and see if there is anything I am missing. I will update you later.