Bulova 1941 American Nurse

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This watch is a miniture version of the Bulova Surgeon.  As it's a woman's style watch, it has always been known as a Nurse's Watch.  Recently an ad was found naming this the American Nurse.  That works out well!

This particular watch has been double stamped with the Omega -1940 and Astrick -1941 which has been handstamped over.

It sports a 17 Jewel, 7AM movement and the case while worn in a couple spots shows excellently.

Look at all the wonderful watchmakers marks in that case.  It must have been well taken care of in it's 70 years of existance.   This watch sets and runs well.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 7:12pm

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Lido B.... Schmido B! Hehe...

Posted February 20, 2011 - 6:17pm

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BAM!!!!  We had it all along!!

Gentlemen..... I give you...

The 1940 American Nurse.....

Posted February 20, 2011 - 6:57pm

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Outstanding Work!!!

Posted February 20, 2011 - 7:01pm

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Thanks boss... I found it looking for names of those Ladies Bulova's I picked up.

Posted February 20, 2011 - 7:57pm


I have a American nurse listed in the 42-50 BB catalog, but the crystal dimensions are smaller, 13.45mm x 13.45mm and the crystal is tonneau shaped instead of square, but I like the American Nurse name better than the Lido B.

el tel
Posted January 27, 2012 - 9:07am

I think he might be making some kind of statement ?!

Posted January 27, 2012 - 11:56am

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Great find Jerin but not so fast on that ID, There is also an ad calling it "Canadain Nurse". lol

Moving to 1945, We have an unknown using the same case in 14K Rose GF, Copper dial and different movement.

And Again in 1951, 10K yellow RGP,stainless back.

Just for grins and giggles...........Gruen made one too ....with longer lugs and lumed dial/hands.

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Kathy L.
Posted April 11, 2018 - 3:16pm

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Could the first rose gold one be the Rocket from this new 1945 ad that was just posted?

Posted January 27, 2012 - 11:50am

Plains' doesn't speak French.

Posted January 27, 2012 - 12:04pm

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Niether do I. I think we need confirmation of his Nurses citizenship, a passport would work .lol even more. BTW, I updated my previous post with a couple other unknowns using the same case.