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Bulova 1940 Rite-Angle

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 1:15pm

Nice "Rite Angle". It's a shame that the dial and hands are not original but still a very nice watch.

Posted December 13, 2012 - 1:26pm

Hi Bourg01, thats why I posted it to find out a little more about it, I knew the hands and glass were not original but wasnt sure about the dial. The movement is going great guns and its a fabulous piece to look at. Where do you think the dial is from?

Posted December 13, 2012 - 1:23pm

I know this is a Bulova rite angle watch from 1941 in perfect working order with an art deco Filigree case. I have posted it to share with the members on this site.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 2:12pm

1938 Rite Angle, based on case #, with later '41 movement. Dial possibly came with the movement?

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 2:53pm

Spencerline,Darhin, the dial and hands are from the mid 50's to 1960. I'm guessing that instead or having the dial refinished someone had a new old stock dial put in it to replace the older messed up original. These dials were supplied by Bulova and typically came with the hands but as you can see in this pic, not always unless the hands from these dials were used elsewhere.

As you can see they were available for many different models. These NOS dials all fit the 8AC and 8AE movements. Here's the Rite Angle with the white dial.


Posted December 13, 2012 - 3:02pm

Thats a lot of dials, lol thanks for the info its most appreciated, I have seen a watch with a similar Diamond dial for auction in Germany soon on artfact on a different model bulova watch. I have a couple of nice omegas but recently I got interested in these old Bulovas and purchased a couple as their designs are superb. I do not know very much about watches but the case designs by Bulova on some of these older watches are some of the greatest of all time.

Clearly they are underestimated in the watch world by a lot of us Europeans as they are not Swiss, lol although I think the early Bulovas had Swiss movmenents, The movements made in the USA are underestimated and are very good quality.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 3:53pm

Lots of Bulova's have Swiss made movements but your right about them being under estimated overseas. That's changing though as I am starting to see a sharp increase of new customers buying vintage Bulova's in the UK, France, Germany, Malta, Netherlands as well as others.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 6:30pm

1949 ad.

Posted December 14, 2012 - 4:46am

That is very similar but  I have seen the same dial on a Bulovs 1940 watch in an auction coming up in Germany soon on Artfact,-handaufzug,-schweiz-fur-de-14-u-1e510fc047

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 5:58am

Rite Angle, not original dial. I kind of like it though. Elegant.

Shawn - what kind of factory you running up there man?