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Bulova 1942 Chief

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1942

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

10AX

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1492239

Case shape: 

Stepped

Additional Information

I think in '42 this would be the year of the Chief.

This watch has a really great looking case and movement.  Dial shows it's age but for some reason I see that quite a bit on these models that arn't redialed.  This the Banker, and Ranger models of this era had those white dials that really sucked in the age.

Unfortunately it came with a really crappy 50's band that was horrible on it... It would be nice to find the nice expandable gf one with the leather insert.

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bourg01
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 1:01pm

Not too shabby Jerin, needs a dial job though. Can't comment on ID till I do some digging but I think you've already been there, done that so let's see the ad.

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 21, 2012 - 1:04pm

I'm very lazy with my ads at the moment.  I think I have about 30 watches I'm going to sell... heh.  That will be part of the process.

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bobbee
Posted July 21, 2012 - 2:07pm

That dial looks to be just tobacco smoke and dirt, plains. I'll bet it cleans up easily, I had a Wittnauer with the same looking dirt on dial and it came off a treat with mild detergent and cotton buds.

Daca102090
Posted July 22, 2012 - 4:06am

Jerin,

How wide are the lugs on this watch?

Might just have a surprise available for you!!

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 22, 2012 - 5:32am

Perfect match for a Chief.

Geoff Baker
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Posted July 22, 2012 - 5:34am

Agree on Chief ID

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William Smith
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Posted July 22, 2012 - 6:40am

Yep Chief from me.