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Bulova 1939 Rite-Angle

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Here is a fantastic example of the much coveted Rite-Angle.  It was acquired as is with a period gold plated band.

It sports a 17 Jewel, 8AE movment, which sets and runs smoothly.

I've recently won a woman's version of this model and hope to be posting them as a set soon.

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Posted March 8, 2011 - 8:45pm

Thats a keeper!!

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Posted March 8, 2011 - 8:50pm

Oh yes... this one is definately going to be worn by my grandchildren.'s picture
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Posted March 8, 2011 - 9:00pm

Is that the one with the Buy it Now that you recently picked up?  If so, fantastic score.  These are money watches.  I like that it has the 8AE,  al the ones I have are either 8AZ or 8AL, real tough to find parts for, not so the 8AE.  Once you get the womens version this will be a great set to have.  Now you just have to get the ultra cool Rite Angle boxes.




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Posted March 8, 2011 - 9:22pm

The boxes would be great to get Jay.... yes this is the BIN that I was hesitating to pull the trigger on.  I'm very glad that I did!

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 4:32am

Very nice find Plainsman!

It had been mentioned in a prior discussion that the 'RITE ANGLE' had a flat Dial which I knew was not the Case, an original and correct 'RITE ANGLE' Dial is curved.

The proof is in the pudding.

Terry K.
Posted August 24, 2011 - 12:22am

Now I understand what Rite-angle is. Fantastic watch!!


Posted July 5, 2012 - 8:19pm

Did this watch come in a non engraved version??


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Posted July 5, 2012 - 11:11pm

Yes... I have both.  Look at the database models under Rite-Angle, we have several examples of the non-engraved version.

Posted July 6, 2012 - 12:55am

Thanks Plains. I am trying to buy a non engraved now. Wish me luck.


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Posted July 15, 2012 - 3:34am

Well JP....were you lucky?