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Bulova 1938 Physician

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1938

Movement Symbol: 

Cresent Moon

Movement Model: 

7AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8277525

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1938 Physician, with two date codes--Cresent and Square.  I saw the discussion about the 1941 Physician with two date codes, but there didn't seem to be an answer as far as why two...  Also, this has the BXW on the movement, which also was a point of discussion in the thread on the 1941...  I'm assuming 1938, since the first number on the case number is 8?   I just bought this on eBay and it was listed as 1938...  So, why two date codes?  Any meaning to the square date code.  Does it have anything to do with the 7AC movement having started to be made in 1936?

BTW,  I'm pretty much a newbie to wrist watch collecting... I've bought a few men's Bulova's and a couple lady Bulovas for my wife... I'm also buying a couple for my daughters, for Valentines Day (I've snagged one on eBay so far, and hope to get another soon...)

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Bulova 1941 Physician

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1941

Movement Symbol: 

Asterisk

Movement Model: 

7AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1047434

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

B*B MT2635-174

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Case measures 37mm lug to lug x 25mm wide using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt numerals and Hashmarks, Bulova signature is applied Gilt. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Index style and a Black Sweep Seconds Hand tracks on a printed Center Dial numerated at 10 Second intervals.

Caseback is Stainless Steel and stamped as shown.

* Movement is showing a Square and an Asterisk - 1941 being the logical production Date of the Watch.   

as found, needs Glass.

 

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Bulova 1935 Physician

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1935

Movement Model: 

13AB

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

195211

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Men's

Additional Information

The BULOVA "PHYSICIAN," Circa 1935. It's currently listed for sale on eBay, hereafter:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110610797915

 

 

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Bulova 1940 Physician

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1940

Movement Model: 

7AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

-

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

The BULOVA "PHYSICIAN," Circa 1936- 42? I ID'd this from a 1940 watch crystal catalog, and it is also listed in the 1941 and '42 catalogs, as well... I don't know any more about this model, so if anyone else reading this does... kindly leave more information!?

I believe the 1936- 39 models of this namesake may well be the same as the 1940- 42???

ALSO SEE: (The 1935 Physician.)  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1935-physician-837 

 

BEST :-)  William

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