Bulova 1943 -Unknown

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GS CX756-80 21.2mm X 17.7mm
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Here is an interesting old Bulova, 21J 7AP movement with a X date code, Satin White dial with printed Black numbers, minute tracks and Blued hands.

The Gold Bulova caseback is marked  10K Gold filled, and the band is a Kreisler quality.025 Gold content rice bead style.

The GS CX756-80 crystal snapped right in the flat bezel.

This old Bulova came with a lot of 4 other watches and was missing the crown and stem. Once replaced and wound it took right off and has been running super since.

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1943 Bulova 21J 7AP Unknown
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Posted September 11, 2011 - 12:59pm

Beautiful watch OT, can't wait to see the ID on this! Bob

Posted September 11, 2011 - 10:36pm

Thanks Bob,

It has a simple style to it, but it seems to catch the eye. I am sure there is a ad for this one lurking around somewhere!

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William Smith
Posted October 16, 2012 - 7:50pm

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we do have a bunch of new crystal catalog that we can maybe look through to see if we can find some kind of tentative crystal id to help me search the 1,000,000 plus newspaper ads

Posted October 16, 2012 - 8:11pm

When its 40 below and the wind is howling this winter I will have all kinds of time to help you search Will, its comming, but not quite here yet...

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William Smith
Posted October 16, 2012 - 8:28pm

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don't hurry on my account on a cold winter day in Hawaii it gets down to the seventy's

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 1:55pm

OT, shouldn't this be listed as a '47 based on the case #?

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William Smith
Posted November 14, 2012 - 6:47pm

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DarHin  Good question.  If we disregard the movement date and just look at relationship of first digit of case SN relating to year of production, I think the correlation is not as strong or maybe non-existent by 1947, as some, but not all cases have the date stamp 46, 47, 48 (A8), and 49 (A9) (J9) for those years.  Having said that (and since there isn't one of these stamps on the case) would subject case SN suggest 1937? ...or do we guesstimate date by knowing when these cases were available/made during this cusp date range?  It could be a 1947 case, not marked with the 47, which, coincidentally has a case SN beginning with a 7.  ...or the correlation exists during this period and I forgot that it exists.