Bulova 1941 Radio City

Submitted by Janet on December 1, 2012 - 1:05am
Manufacture Year
1941
Movement Model
8AE
Movement Date Code
Asterisk
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
1430088
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
18 X 25 mm Glass domed
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

10kt RGP bezel - Stainless back.  Case measures 22mm wide excluding crown by 28mm long.  Lug end to lug end 34mm.  

"SENATOR" - 1941 advertisment - image 7 - 2nd row - 2nd from the left.

Identification would be most appreciated.

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DarHin
Posted December 1, 2012 - 1:46am

Janet, have you checked the '41 ads? You could also try searching for other 8AE movements in the watch database which often leads to id'd watches.

bobbee
Posted December 1, 2012 - 5:26am

The earliest ad for this one I could find is the 1942 "Radio City".

The Senator has gold hands and numbers, this "lumed" version is a "Military Style".

This later post card from 1943 features another radium hand/dial model, the Blackout.

Yours would seem to be the earlier Radio City.

Janet
Posted December 1, 2012 - 5:51am

Nice detective work Bobbee

mybulova_admin
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:01am

Radio City may be the better model name due the the date.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2012 - 6:10am

Agree - RC

DarHin
Posted December 2, 2012 - 1:54pm

Radio City

William Smith
Posted December 2, 2012 - 2:38pm

Radio City

plainsmen
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:28pm

Radio City... though someone did a number on those numerals.  They seem a bit bigger than normal.  I have 3 of these watches on hand right now.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2012 - 8:21pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Dude - you have three watches on ONE HAND? I ususally look at my cell phone to find the time......

bobbee
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:35pm

I see what you mean Jerin.

Looks like someone went over the lume, done a few myself and they sometimes go on a bit thick, and have to be re-done.