Bulova 1942 Watertite

Submitted by Reverend Rob on February 9, 2017 - 10:31am
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26 mm
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1942  by the movt date, stainless steel compressor type case, tension ring and outer bezel compress against the crystal. Front loading case with split stem as usual, this one has a broken sweep pinion bridge that will need to be replaced. 

Dial with outer chapter ring and smaller crystal at just 26 mm. 


[1942watertite] Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
Posted February 9, 2017 - 7:45pm

Nice watch! By the name on the dial, looks like a 1942 version of the watertite as first advertised in 1930. But we have no ad of 1942 to confirm this, right?

Reverend Rob
Posted February 10, 2017 - 12:50am

There are several ads showing 'Watertite' and 'Military Watertite' from 1942, I don't know how to paste the links here. All examples show Radium dial but it's hard to say whether there is the tiny seconds chapter ring, it doesn't look like it. Also, the ads we have show the model without the word 'Watertite' for 1942. 

Geoff Baker
Posted February 12, 2017 - 7:23am

I'm going with Watertite on this one. These mid forties watches are tricky to ID at several levels  but I'm sticking with Watertite on it.

This one shows the 'numbered' minute track.


Posted February 17, 2017 - 7:44am

I will go with a tentative Watertite. The ads I see for this period show these military style watches without the center second hand for the Watertite models. There were also a variety of other names used for these types of watches. A bit tricky to narrow down, like Geoff states.