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Bulova 1944 President

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1944

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

none

Case Serial No.: 

4080935

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Another SOLID 14 K. Date code is confusing shows a T and an X - either 1942 or 1943. I could do find one in the MyBulova Advertisements, but there is one in the Search Database listed as 1942 UNKNOWN. Looks to be same case, but this on is 14K

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DarHin
Posted February 18, 2013 - 4:44pm

Ken, it actually looks like your movement is triple stamped. T - '42, X - '43, and O - '44. It's not unusual to see a double stamped movement but a triple date is more rare. The O date is consistent with your '44 serial #.

Great watch, I also have the same one entered as a '44 Unknown.

Kunapets
Posted February 18, 2013 - 8:58pm

Any idea why a movement would have multiple date codes??

 

Ken S

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DarHin
Posted February 18, 2013 - 9:08pm

Probably unused stock. The movement was originally assembled in '42, that's why the T code is gold like the rest of the engraving. The other 2 codes were hand stamped later.

plainsmen
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Posted February 18, 2013 - 11:55pm

President.... I do believe they came in the solid gold now and again. Nice watch.

EDIT... wait.. wrong lugs.. my bad.. Unknown

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 19, 2013 - 6:40am

Unknown model

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William Smith
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Posted February 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

Great triple date-code mvnt.  ID is unknown from me for now...

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 20, 2013 - 3:47am

President seems close, but the advert I have was a crapy one.

1946 Bulova President wtch

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DarHin
Posted February 20, 2013 - 10:52am

Looks like a match to me Stephen. '44 President not '42.

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William Smith
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Posted February 21, 2013 - 2:53pm

Yep a close enough match for me too.  1944 President. And it looks like it had the same base model name in either yellow or pink gold. I betcha there were letter variants for each, but we arn't going there in this ID :)

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:51pm

I'm good with that ad.... nice find Steve.