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Minute Man

Bulova 1938 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

D

Manufacture Year: 

1938

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8146052

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

16.60mm x 26.36mm

Additional Information

Believed to be 1938 Minute Man (D), B-10K yellow gold filled with black dial based on existing examples and ads on this site.

  • Unsigned crown: 5.85mm, Case: 21.04mm x 33.75mm (42.38 with lugs);
  • The crystal is not fully secured;
  • Unsure if minute hand is correct given attached 1938 advert;
  • Lightly wound, watch appears to function properly; pending professional service.
  • No brassing or wear-through to the case (darkened areas in photos result of cameras shadow);
  • Personized inscription redacted; unredacted photo available upon request;
  • History unknown.
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1938 Bulova Minute man D watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1940 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1940

Movement Symbol: 

Omega

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

0307414

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

22mm x 17mm domed plastic crystal

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Another recent acquisition.  This is a project watch for me.  It is what i believe to be a 1940 Minute Man.  It is 10kt yellow rolled gold plate.  It is a long one at 43mm x 21mm.    It has a white dial with raised yellow gold hour markers.   I am not sure if the bracelet is original.  Needs a service and a second hand.  

 

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1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1937 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1937

Movement Symbol: 

Arrow

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8239553

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I believe this to be a 1937 MInute Man model C based on the advert here:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1937-8...

This was purchased on ebay and is in beautiful shape I think.  The side of the case had one little dent which I was able to massge mostly out with a pointed piece of wood.  Only a slight interruption in reflection betrays it now.

The face is a slightly yellower patina than my pics show me on my monitors.  Kind of a slghtly gold-toned off-white.  It's just beautiful.

The bracelet is what came on it and looks to be old but I'm not completely enthralled with it and it's a bit small for my wrist.  I see in some of the 1938 adverts that the Minute Man was provided with a leather strap.  I'd rather go that route and if someone could show me a good pic of an example strap, style and color that would be period appropriate I'd really appreciate it.  I'll look through the adverts and member watches too.

So do I have it right?  1937 Minute Man?  And am I really going to wear an 81 year old watch to work occasionally?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch

Bulova 1938 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1938

Movement Symbol: 

Cresent Moon

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8692056

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

16.6mm x 26.7mm

Additional Information

1938 Bulova Minuteman w/diamonds

 17jewel 7AP movement *Reconditioned

10k Gold Filled including snap back

replacement dial. *1938 minuteman

Nice overall condition

Needs Glass Crystal

 

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1938 Minuteman Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

D

Manufacture Year: 

1937

Movement Symbol: 

Arrow

Movement Model: 

7AH

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

752874

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Crystal Details: 

17mm x 26.8mm

Additional Information

1937 Minute Man

B-10k Gold filled incl. snap back

wear to back/plate loss

looks like original dial (patina)

Needs Crystal

Running with 1/2 service

Beautiful old band 12k gold filled band

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1937 Minute Man Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch

Bulova 1938 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

E

Manufacture Year: 

1938

Movement Symbol: 

Cresent Moon

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8868623

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

26.7mm x 16.4

Additional Information

1937 minute Man (engraved)

B-10k Glod Filled incl. snap back

Prestine case in need of Light Buffing

needs crystal/scratched & discolored

Running as found.

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1938 Minute Man
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch

Bulova 1945 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1945

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

10BC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5422622

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

not sure of the model and either you've changed the way the search works or I'm doing something different as if I select search by decade all the watches are in alphabetical order rather than date order - please feel free to let me know what's going on there. Love the patina on this but never been able to capture it properly but when I took it to a fair recently I noticed the crystal had fallen out en route, I can upload a pic with the crystal in if wanted.

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1945 Minute Man Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1937

Movement Symbol: 

Arrow

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

7587016

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

16.5m x 26.7mm

Additional Information

1941 Minuteman

B-10k Gold filled

Fully cleaned & serviced.

 Dial is in great condition

Yellowing Cryatal is fine but is cracked.  Needs changing

couple scratches on front & some plate loss on the snap back.

 

 

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1937 Bulova Minute Man
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch

Bulova 1965 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1965

Movement Model: 

11AL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

H845311

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

23mm X 22.5 at the apex of the curve

Additional Information

Although it is difficult to read, just above the 10K RGP Bezel reference on the back it says Bulova M5 which leads me to believe it is a 1965 Minute Man. There is a beautiful 1960 Minute Man owned by John Corris in the member pictures and the numerals are the same script. The biggest difference that I can see is that his 1960 model has 17 Jewel on the dial where this one does not.

Other than being in need of a good cleaning, this is a nice watch with a Speidel expansion strap. I traded a 1950's Marx tin toy truck for it. As always I am very interested in your opinions.

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1965 Bulova Minute man
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch

Bulova 1960 Minute Man

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

A

Manufacture Year: 

1960

Movement Model: 

11 AF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

E571786

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens
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1960 Minute Man A Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch