Bulova 1945 Senator

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.434287
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5610646
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Rose Pink Gold step lugged Case measures 34mm lug to lug x 21.5mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

An Original Rose Pink Dial shows White with Black accented printed numerals, Black printed Bulova signature and tracks.

Hour and Minute Hands are Fils Style and an Index style Seconds Hand shows on a Sub-Dial partially obscuring the 6.

Caseback is Stainless Steel.

Completely restored 1/2011.

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bourg01
Posted August 25, 2011 - 3:35pm

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I agree to some extent, and I'm not discounting that this version with this dial wasn't renamed Spencer by Bulova after 1943. We just don't have any other supporting documentation to support it. Thank You Bulova!  I'm not saying it's not a Spencer and I won't say it's a Senator either because aside from your postcard, there is no other evidence. I have to agree with your logic, different dial, change the name but with the "Senator A" in yellow gold...... who can be sure. The postcard says it is, nothing really says it isn't so I'm kinda on the fence with this one, again, Thank You Bulova for making history a huge puzzle.

We just don't  have these kind of issues with Hamilton watches, they kept great records!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 25, 2011 - 6:41pm

It's all part of the fun Shawn, what else would We be doing?

: )

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Wayne Hanley
Posted August 25, 2011 - 6:09pm

Fifth

The watch shown in the above Spencer ad indicates a yellow gold color case and yellow gold  colored attached numerals on a dial with a white background and modern gold colored hands. The watch you claim to be a Spencer has the pink color combination case pink dial background & painted exploding numerals & Fils style hands. I call'em as I see'em too!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 25, 2011 - 6:46pm

Point taken Wayne, it's not a 100% identical match to the ad it's a different color scheme Rose Pink vs Natural Gold....but the Watch doesn't match any 'SENATOR' ads either, not by a long shot.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 19, 2011 - 5:55am

* OldTickers' newly found ad Names this Watch 'SENATOR' .

11/19/2011

plainsmen
Posted November 19, 2011 - 9:46am

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Now... apologize to Wayne for all the hurtful LIES you told!

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 19, 2011 - 5:21pm

No apology necessary, I admire a person that stands behind what he believes. Nuff said!

 

Jim Townsend
Posted March 28, 2012 - 4:33pm

Beautiful watch Fifth and a killer band.