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Bulova 1941 Sponsor

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.292858

Manufacture Year: 

1941

Movement Symbol: 

Asterisk

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1427346

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

17.90X21.35MM

Additional Information

1941 TIME KING

Case back:BULOVA 10K GOLD FILLED and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

Dial:butler finish with raised numbers,gold hands with subseconds dial reads BULOVA.Dial has been refinished in the past (notched at the 6)and needs to be refinished again.

Crown is not signed

Braceled could be original or at leasr period.

Movement:17 jewel 7AP dated 1941(asterisk)

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted December 7, 2018 - 10:24pm

I was reading on a couple of these in the DB that the Time King was 21 jewel and the Broadcaster had 17 jewels and they used the same crystal.  However the Broadcaster has a different dial.  Also the Sponsor had a case that looked like this with 17 jewels but again the dial is different.  So not sure on this one yet.  Will keep looking.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 7, 2018 - 10:35pm

Case wise, it's very similar to the Broadcaster/Sponsor models. Still looking.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted December 16, 2018 - 11:13pm

It appears we have this case with 17J with different face ID'ed as Broadcaster by ads and the same case with 21J with same face as subject watch ID'ed as Time King.

This one is a bit of a puzzle, I'm currently at unknown and still digging. There is a distinct possibility this may be a marriage or movement swap.

denupnorth
Posted December 17, 2018 - 1:05pm

By the notch seen at the 6 it has had a redial at some time.

  

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 20, 2018 - 9:29pm

I'm going out on a limb here - I've been looking at it all week. I don't think we ever had an advert for Time King. The 1941 ad shows Broadcaster only in rose so I'm eliminating it. The Sponsor dial shows different but I'm going to be tentative for the Sponsor noting a possible dial change

1941 Bulova Sponsor - tentative

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted December 20, 2018 - 9:34pm

Good point made about rose gold, Geoff.

I'll agree, Tentative 1941 Sponsor noting possible dial swap.