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Bulova 1939 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1939

Movement Model: 

na

Movement Serial No.: 

-unknown

Case Serial No.: 

9613454

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I really cant get the case open without possible damage.  If anyone has a suggestion to get it open I'll be happ to try and see if I can get it open

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1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 12, 2018 - 2:34am

Welcome to myBulova!  The best thing to do is get a tool from Amazon or Ebay.  They are pretty inexpensive and so useful.  

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted November 13, 2018 - 2:53pm

A small pen knife could be used to pry at the tab on the back, usually at the 6 o'clock position. It looks like it is visible in the last photo? You just get the blade behind the tab and rotate to lift the caseback towards you. If it does not move, it could be corroded, or hinged, in which case try the opposite end. If that fails, you'll need to see your friendly neighbourhood watchmaker.

Jeremyg1974
Posted November 17, 2018 - 7:40pm

Thanks for the help. I’ll give it a shot and if nothing moves, I’ll take it in. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2018 - 7:11pm

Could be a 1939 Bulova Commodore

1939 Bulova watch advert Commodore, Miss America, Dean, Officer

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2018 - 7:40pm

Another better advert showing the Bulova Commodore

Bulova Commodore

Jeremyg1974
Posted November 17, 2018 - 7:41pm

Could be the one. Looks very similar. I’ll get that back off and let you know. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 18, 2018 - 7:09am

Commodore looks like a pretty good match.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted November 18, 2018 - 7:47am

Commodore looks to be a good match. Would like to confirm the 17 jewel movement.

Edit: I'm going to hold my vote for the Commodore. When I look at the lug length, the Commodore has a shorter - stubby lug length. Subject watch lugs look rather long.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 18, 2018 - 7:40am

1939 Bulova Commodore with notice as above

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 19, 2018 - 7:38am

Lugs appear much longer on subject watch than in Commodore ads.

I'm still at unknown.