Bulova 1942 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1527147
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

One of many names can be said for this cat, but with the engraving I think we nail it down to the Galahad.  New crystal on this one.

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1942 Bulova Galahad
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DarHin
Posted January 6, 2013 - 2:55pm

Unknown

See the discussion of this case style here:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1942-unknown-5044

plainsmen
Posted January 6, 2013 - 3:20pm

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Hrmm.... I didn't even notice the smaller ribs on the top and bottom.

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bobbee
Posted January 6, 2013 - 4:21pm

Nice watch, Unknown.

JP
Posted January 6, 2013 - 5:19pm

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Jewel count is not the same. Subject has 17 jewels and ad is calling for a 21 jewel watch. Very fine watch though.

Unknown at this time.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 6, 2013 - 6:07pm

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Also note the small stepped sides on the subject watch.

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William Smith
Posted January 6, 2013 - 6:48pm

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Thanks for the link to that discussion DarHin.  Nice watch, but unknown for now....

mybulova_admin
Posted January 7, 2013 - 4:27am

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Its actually very close to the Emperor minus the engraving (sorry if someone already pointed that out).

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 7, 2013 - 4:33am

'EMPORER'

2 ticks.

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2013 - 4:44am

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Sure looks like an unengraved Emperor.
 

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bobbee
Posted January 7, 2013 - 6:36am

Not the Emperor.

This watch is exactly the same case as an Attorney, but engraved and in yellow gold. Look at the triple-stepped side on this Attorney in the DB, and it matches the subject sides and stepped lugs. The Emperor lacks the three steps, having only two.

 

This 1943 ad has the Brewster, Attorney and the 21 jewel Jefferson, all have their differences from the subject, which I think is a totally new and Unknown model. Also the engraving would give it a different name, as we have the Banker and Chief in the ad with identical layouts, apart from the engraving.