Bulova 1943 President

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Model: 
?
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
30119976
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
domed
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

requesting information on this watch. Found wrapped in tissue in Grandma's jewerly box. No band, stem pulls out to set time. Won't wind, does'nt run. Anyone in Kansas City, Missouri or near here repair Bulova's? If its not cost prohibitive i would like to repair, get an appropriate band and wear it. I would consider selling as well. Its real neat

10K GOLD FILLED BULOVA

Crystal shows no cracks or chips

Face, hands and numbers look great to an untrained eye with no watch repair experiance at all!

jan lea

Not For Sale
1943 Bulova President
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
JAN LEA
Posted March 25, 2013 - 3:47pm

i am unsure of the date

bourg01
Posted March 25, 2013 - 5:24pm

Panel Member

It's the "President" model. Date code will be on the movement which is probably a 7AP.

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DarHin
Posted March 25, 2013 - 5:26pm

1943 President assuming that it has the 21 jewel 7AP movement.

The first digit of the case serial # on the case back indicates 1943 in this case.

Here is a '42 ad:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1942_4...

plainsmen
Posted March 25, 2013 - 6:34pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Yep.. tubed case President Model.

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William Smith
Posted March 25, 2013 - 6:45pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Ditto on the President model.  DarHin's comments let you know what jewel count/movement you should see if the movement is original to the watch.  The movement will likely have a date code symbol, indicating the date of movement production.  See   http://www.mybulova.com/bulova-date-codes   for the various symbols. 

JAN LEA
Posted March 25, 2013 - 9:42pm

This is awesome! How or where can I get it looked at here or near K C?

mybulova_admin
Posted March 27, 2013 - 2:29am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hopefully one of the sites members can assist you in getting your watch services/repaired back to working condition.

President model for sure.

Jan, any chance you can pop the watch into a jeweler to have the back popped off and for them to note the movement details? That will help narrow dwon the age and year of manufacture.

JAN LEA
Posted March 27, 2013 - 9:16am

I can't get to the jeweler for a couple of weeks. Ill put it on the list!

JAN LEA
Posted April 1, 2013 - 10:59am

I have dropped my watch off for a look by a watch repairman here in KC. I got so excited to find someone here with experiance all i remember is it has 21 jewels. Will keep you posted.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 26, 2013 - 4:46am

Club 5000Panel Member

President, we need the correct year though.