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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bobbee
Posted August 14, 2012 - 4:34am

There is a 1943 model with a lower inside case s/n than this, of 273. I do not think this number is a case s/n as we know it, the difference with JP's number 479 and the above 273 for a watch that is a year younger than JP's seems to refute the theory as it is a lower number. Maybe a test run number as Will suggests?

JP
Posted August 14, 2012 - 4:40am

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Sounds reasonable to me. I thought it was a little strange for a 42 watch to have that low of a serial number. Thanks for spotting that Bobbee. I am about to get the director/broker?? back together and will show it off when I am done. It is looking good.

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bobbee
Posted August 14, 2012 - 4:54am

Nice Watertite BTW, John. Look forward to seeing the Director.  ; )

JP
Posted August 14, 2012 - 4:58am

Panel Member

Thanks Bobbee.

zappatore88
Posted January 20, 2017 - 12:24am

Anyone know where to get a replacement crystal for this one ?