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Bulova 1942 Conrad

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Manufacture Year: 

1942

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

8AE

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2350856

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

18.30X19.05 GLASS

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1942 Conrad

Case back:14K GOLD FILLED,BULOVA and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA,14K GOLD FILLED,NEW YORK

Movement:17 jewel 8AE movement has the date code for 1942(T)

Case is 14 k rose gold (gold filled),movable lugs

Dial:salmon coloured dial has dots for markers except the 12 which has a bar.Black hands and marked BULOVA.

This one looked pretty bad from the pictures on EBAY but I got it for ten bucks so I figured at least I'll get a movement out of it .It was so dirty that I thought there was no gold left on the lugs but after a good soak it turned out pretty nice.The lugs are a little bit crooked but fixable.

 

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1955mercury
Posted November 1, 2015 - 5:58pm

You stole this one Den. It's definitely a Conrad. Since it was made in 1942 during the war it has a silver base under the gold and the silver tarnish will bleed through the gold and make them look almost black after a period of time. It looks nice now.

denupnorth
Posted November 1, 2015 - 6:53pm

Thanks Merc,I didn't know about the silver base,bonus.The lugs were completely black when I got it .Soaked it in homemade jewelry cleaner and buffed it with a polishing cloth.I'm going to try to straighten out the lugs and keep it as a survivor watch.I think it's got just the ri ght patina and the dial is really clean.Anyone know what the lug width shloud be?I'm getting different measurements with the crooked lugs

 

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1955mercury
Posted November 1, 2015 - 7:47pm

I think the Conrad takes a 15mm band Den. I've got a few here somewhere but you might die from old age before I can find them and measure.

Alex
Panel Member
Posted November 1, 2015 - 6:53pm

Nice Conrad! 

JP
Posted November 1, 2015 - 8:00pm

super Conrad.

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 2, 2015 - 2:43am

Conrad from me.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 2, 2015 - 3:05am

+1

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted November 2, 2015 - 7:48am

+1

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 2, 2015 - 8:06am

Conrad, well done Denis.