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Bulova 1939 Bruce

7/10 votes
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24.3mm X 19.1mm

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1940 Bulova Unknown (I think this is a "Dean" model but would like a second or third Opinion)

15J 10AX  with the Omega symbol on the movement clean Original Dial with Gold Markers and Blued hands. 10K RGP Bezel & Stainless Back. Nice Kreisler 10k Gold Filld Band. 4X signed.

I have a 1942 "Dean" Posted in the database and it looks just like this one with the exception of the Engraved Bezel, and Blued hands. The Sub-seconds on this one are slightly different also. I could not find any "Dean's" in the ad database with engraved bezels. Any Ideas?

Nice looking watch that runs well.

The Jury is in! It is now a "Dean" until proven otherwise.

* Photo update 11-13-11

** 12-24-11 New ID confirmed by 1941 ad found by the Plainsman! Looks like I need to find the correct hands.

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 8:18pm

I concur Ticker.... you have the 1940 Dean here as per the 1940 ad

Posted January 22, 2011 - 8:27pm

The Engraving is what is different, just was wondering if Bulova dressed it up and called it something different else?

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 8:38pm

Not that I've found anywhere... that case is identical except for the scrolling.  I'm not saying it's not unlikely though!  heh...

Posted January 22, 2011 - 8:57pm

With Bulova anything is possible ;)

Posted January 22, 2011 - 9:46pm

You know Plains,

Take a look at this 1942 ad The Arnold and Norman also look a lot like it... 

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Posted January 22, 2011 - 11:09pm

I'd have to concur with Plains, the Norman and Arnold don't have the steps down the sides like the Deam, a;though this one has side engravings, Possibly a Dean Dean 'A'

Posted January 22, 2011 - 11:16pm

Thanks Stephen,

2 Votes for "Dean" one more and I will update it until proven otherwise....

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Wayne Hanley
Posted January 25, 2011 - 4:37am


I dub thee a Dean.


Posted December 9, 2012 - 10:53pm

Dean. Do you have the crystal number for a GS or a Bulova ??

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Posted December 9, 2012 - 11:08pm

Both the Dean and the Bruce take the GS MW500 24.2X19.0