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Bulova 1941 Arnold

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Bulova Arnold (?).

Inscription on the inside of the case: BULOVA – 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL – STAINLESS BACK – NEW YORK.

Acquired online in 2005. Movement serviced in 2013.

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Posted October 6, 2014 - 3:46am

you're right it´s 1942 Arnold


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William Smith
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Posted October 6, 2014 - 4:18am

1942 Arnold.  

Posted October 6, 2014 - 5:06am

Some things that crossed my mind:

- I am thinking about a dial restoration, as you can see the dial is quite worn (numbers around the second hand have faded, some black spots at the top and the bottom of the dial). Any experience with that?

- Did Bulova use signed crowns in this period? This one is unsigned, might be a standard universal crown?

- What kind of straps were used with watches like this one originally? Think I saw some advertisements with either gold or brown leather straps. Did Bulova use signed buckles?

At any rate, I like the design of the watch quite a lot and since the movement of the watch has been serviced, it runs with precision. It has proven a fine addition to my watch collection.

Posted October 6, 2014 - 11:35am

42 Arnold

Geoff Baker
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Posted October 7, 2014 - 4:48am

Hello coen_maas, welcome to myBulova. Dial restoration is common. Any watchmaker will be familiar with a company that can do it. International Dial is that one I use. Straps and bands are always best researched in the advert section. I don't think Bulova used signed buckles during this era. Regarding signed crowns I think it would be, perhaps researching other watches like yours in the dB will help.

Arnold is my ID choice for this watch.

Jim Townsend
Posted October 10, 2014 - 3:46am

Jim Townsend
Posted October 10, 2014 - 3:48am

This is my Arnold i had the dial redone.. And i think it turned out great.

Posted October 10, 2014 - 4:11am

Thanks Jim! Looks very classy indeed.