Bulova 1943 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2778311
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch has been fully restored, dial and hands Relumed by international dial Co. Movement cleaned and serviced by Mike at Timemachines. she's a beauty. The movement has an X and T stamped on it.

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 29, 2013 - 8:20pm

Panel Member

1943 Brewster, I believe. 

The hands have been replaced, and not clear whether Brewster came as a 21 jewel model. 

JP
Posted September 29, 2013 - 9:02pm

Panel Member

Brewster looks right to me.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 30, 2013 - 3:27am

Club 5000Panel Member

Case is that from the Brewster series and the dial and hands look to be from a Blackout model. Movement, Brewster came with a 17??

So we either have an previously unknown military style model or a non-conforming watch made up of different model components.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 30, 2013 - 4:36am

Club 5000Panel Member

The case is 42, mvnt is 43. Case is Brewster but yes Stephen the Brewster was a 17 J mvnt. This is looking very much like a non-conforming watch to me, the dial / hands do not appear in any ads in this case style.

zappatore88
Posted September 30, 2013 - 5:45am

The case and crystal is the same as the attorney , the advert I just added was found on the watchophillia site showing the Jefferson , but as noted there the dial and hands are military , not matching the advert 100%

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 30, 2013 - 6:34am

'UNKNOWN'

We see several Military themed (luminous Dial & Hands) Models named differently from their standard counterparts in this era.

'PRESIDENT' / 'GENERAL'

'SENATOR' / 'BLACKOUT'

ect

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 30, 2013 - 8:03am

Panel Member

I was reading that wrong, I took that to mean the movt was double stamped x and t. We have Brewster ads that do not specify jewel count, but I'm inclined to believe that more than the hands have been swapped out at this point. 

zappatore88
Posted September 30, 2013 - 10:05am

I have to disagree about anything being swapped out, the same exact watch is on the watchophillia site , I could be wrong but why would there be two? Still since there is no true advert to back up to who knows.

www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1942-jefferson/  
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Reverend Rob
Posted September 30, 2013 - 12:23pm

Panel Member

I see what you mean, however, the hands are different from the ad shown beside it. 

With the movt dating later than the case, I am inclined to think it has been replaced, usually the dates are the other way around. Now, if this is indeed a Jefferson with hands replaced, the movt jewel count is correct. We have no indication of a higher jewel count for the Brewster, as yet.

Given these considerations, I think what we have here is more likely the Jefferson with hands non conforming..

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 30, 2013 - 1:53pm

We have a 'Military themed' piece.

ad is 1943 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova-ad-1943-6.jpg

* Note the 'RADIO CITY' which is a 'SENATOR' of era but with a radium Dial and Hands, also named the 'BLACKOUT' in a 1941 ad.

** also note the 'GENERAL' which is a 'PRESIDENT' of era with a radium Dial and Hands.

 

The subject Watch is currently an 'UNKNOWN'.