Bulova 1942 Senator

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This looks like a Bulova Senator to me. The date code (stylized T) that is stamped on the movement according to the seller's photo (I have not personally opened the watch yet) suggests a 1942 fabrication date.

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted January 3, 2014 - 4:02pm

2 being the first numeral of the Case serial number also indicates a production Date of 1942, matching the Movement Datecode.

1942 'SENATOR'

and a nice one.

Posted January 3, 2014 - 4:03pm


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Reverend Rob
Posted January 3, 2014 - 8:56pm

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Absolutely a Senator. Great looking example.

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William Smith
Posted January 4, 2014 - 2:39am

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Yep Senator from me too.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 4, 2014 - 1:23pm

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Agree with Senator ID, nice one too.

Posted January 6, 2014 - 12:05am

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Yep... Senator for now. I do think this could be the Drake.

Posted January 6, 2014 - 10:51pm

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Senator, post it.

Almaden Excellency
Posted March 16, 2014 - 12:56am

This was the only one of my Bulova watches that I purchased with a known functional issue. The seller had reported that it was running very fast. By the time I received it, it would only run for a few ticks at a time. I was a bit nervous about it, but am pleased to report that, thanks to Mike Cousineau's (our member Timemachines) attention, it is now working well again. This is one of seven watches I recently had serviced by Mike (a large fraction of my collection; he also worked on my ~1952 President, also listed here).