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Bulova 1942 Westchester

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575

Manufacture Year: 

1942

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2176967

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

21MM X 21MM DOMED

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Another stump the panel watch.   This is a 14kt rose gold plate square watch at 24.5MM x 34.5mm at the lugs.   It has a 10AK 21J movement with a T date code.  It has rose gold dial with black printed Roman hour markers at 12, 3 , 6 and 9.  It looks just like the Kathy L's  ladies 1945 Rocket but larger. See link:  https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1945-rocket-9213.   Is it possible they made a ladies 17J smaller version and a larger 21J men's version?  I searched the ads and cant find a 21J version.  

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JimDon5822
Posted November 21, 2018 - 10:08pm

I made an error in the crystal description.  It is a 21MM square domed crystal.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 27, 2018 - 9:09pm

Updated.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 22, 2018 - 8:31am

I wonder if this might be a Westchester with a refinished or replaced dial. Jewel count, crystal specs and case match up.

Here is one in the Db  with black printed numerals on a two tone copper dial with matching hands.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-westchester-689

and another giving crystal specs as 20.9mm x 20.9mm

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1941-westchester-1779

 

ad dated 1941

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 24, 2018 - 11:38am

Humm maybe a variant of the Westchester?

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 24, 2018 - 11:40am

Good point, another possibility.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 27, 2018 - 6:44am

I do not see a match using this case and dial. Other than the 10AK movement, I'd say it was a Rocket model. I rather doubt it's a Westchester variant.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 27, 2018 - 6:55am

It appears that the subject watch has a "step" or narrow flat strip at crystal edge, like ads for Westchester and models ID'ed as such; while Rocket ads and watches ID'ed as Rocket do not. Rocket ads show a smooth transition from crystal to outer edge of case.

It may not be a Westchester variant, but is more likely to be a redialed Westchester than a redialed  Rocket or variant of Rocket. Case is similar, but I don't believe it's the same..

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 27, 2018 - 10:58am

I will have to measure my Rocket and American Nurse.  I think this is a larger watch than the case for those.  

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 27, 2018 - 12:17pm

I measured my Rocket and it is a smaller watch.  Appox. 20x20 case and 16x16 crystal.  

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 27, 2018 - 7:11am

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