Bulova 1942 Commodore

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on August 26, 2019 - 9:16am
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17.5 mm x 23.8 mm
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Here is an interesting one. My best guess is 1942 Commodore, although the face is a finish undocumented for the model. It appears this case style Commodore was marketed in at least 3 different variants based on band style. Referenced ad dated 1941.

The dial on subject watch is quite stunning, if it's a re-dial, it's one of the best I have ever seen and lacking a locator notch. It is literally perfect in finish, color/line allignment and a perfect match to the bezel opening.

Lots of jeweler marks inside and keeping near perfect time.


1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
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Posted August 26, 2019 - 12:05pm

1942 Bulova Commodore, dial is probably really re-dial

Kathy L.
Posted August 26, 2019 - 12:07pm

What a gorgeous watch!  I didn't find any ads with this dial but I love it.

1942 Bulova Commadore

Posted August 28, 2019 - 3:25am

Looking at the case bezel outline markings on the dials I'd say it original and if not the redial would have been done a long time ago. My guess is that's it's original, so either an unknown model, an unknown variant of the Commodore or a mix match of parts.

I'd be tentative on a 1942 Bulova Commodore.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 28, 2019 - 9:48pm

I agree, tentative on Commodore. Sharp looking watch

1942 Bulova Commodore - tentative