Bulova 1945 Lincoln

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Model ID rating explained.
1.7625
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
7AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
unknown
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

A Pink GF case, with case back marked 'Bulova Quality' but the serial number scratched away and unreadable. No interior marks to identify the casemaker, just a service mark. 17j 7AN in good condition, I will update this and others as the restoration is completed. It's not clear in the pics, but the dial is copper coloured and works well with the pink gold case. It was re-lumed at some point, and not very well. Crown appears original as it is exactly like the case. 

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bourg01
Posted February 18, 2014 - 3:50pm

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7AN would be more in line with 1935. The only reason a serial # gets removed is cause the thief who stole it, can't sell it if it's identity is visible. Sure would be a good story to have this watches bio.

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 18, 2014 - 4:21pm

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It looks to me like a '46 Spencer dial, but the case is wrong. I think there may be a good chance this is a marriage. 

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William Smith
Posted February 18, 2014 - 4:47pm

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I thought i heard the wedding bells when I saw the inside case back photo....

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 18, 2014 - 6:56pm

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K, I think I got it. It looks like a 1945 Spencer in an early 40's  Lincoln case. 

 

Here is a '41 Lincoln case for comparison, one of Mark's. 

So it's a Lincser or a Spencoln. Non Conforming, I'm afraid. 

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 18, 2014 - 6:59pm

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I should add, what's interesting about this is obviously the dial feet positions for the 8AH (Spencer, Senator) are the same as the 7AN, 7AP, 7AK, 7AH. Not particularly useful information, but interesting. It could mean you might find a Spencer dial on a 7AN, like we have here. Unless there is another copper dialed model with the tilted numbers out there that uses the 7AN family.

mybulova_admin
Posted February 19, 2014 - 3:45am

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Everything points to being correct for the watch, except maybe the hands (you'd expect to see lumed hands to match the dial). I'd say we have another variant or an unknown model.

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 7:31am

I agree admin, a 'SPENCER' Dial would not fit the confines of the 'LINCOLN' Case and it's about time We stopped looking at the Dial for Model ID's as We see various Dials across the board.

'LINCOLN'

the lume showing being added at some point post production of the Watch.

Rob,

Oddly the 'LINCOLN' I own You show is configured reversely:

The Case being what I believe Bulova referred to as Coral (Copper) as it isn't quite Yellow and not quite Red Gold, somewhere mid point. The Dial is Rose or Red.

Times of War anything goes?

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 19, 2014 - 12:25pm

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The hands look correct for a Spencer or Senator. The lume, not being original, may have been applied over a non-lume dial. I picked some of it away and there is a whitish paint underneath, so may not have originally been lumed at all. 

Interesting. My pics don't show it, but the case is quite pink, and matches the copper dial well. I'll try and get a better shot. 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 20, 2014 - 5:34am

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Tentative Bulova Lincoln with variant dial.

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William Smith
Posted February 20, 2014 - 6:10pm

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Dial feet fit interchangable.  I kinda liked Rob's Lincser or a Spencoln.  Do we try to  ID the case and note the dial differences?