Bulova 1945 Navigator

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Believe this to be a 1945 Navigator. Dial is in rough shape, otherwise it's really fine.

Looks the same as http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1943-navigator-5216


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 1:38pm

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look as Navigator from the forties

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 23, 2014 - 3:13pm

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Lots of detail on that case, even the lugs are engraved. Navigator looks like a good bet to me.

Posted October 23, 2014 - 4:43pm

40's Navigator

Geoff Baker
Posted October 24, 2014 - 5:32am

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Waiting for confirmation on year of manufacture

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Posted October 24, 2014 - 6:14am


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Posted October 24, 2014 - 6:31am

Minute man "B", 1942 advert.



We have other Minute man ads from 1942, the Navigator ads in the DB date from 1944.

Posted October 24, 2014 - 6:43am

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You're right Bob, We will see then Mike get watch, and we will have to know the year of manufacture

Posted October 25, 2014 - 7:34am

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There are two models with this case design and the year date is the determining factor. Navigator and Minite Man.

Again, it's probably more benefitial adding a watch to the site once you have it in hand and can post 'all' the relevant details.

I'll have to wait for you to update the listing before starting my review.

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Posted October 25, 2014 - 2:54pm

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I kinda like the process of having some raw info on which to brainstorm, as it allows us to consider various possibilities which may be rulled out when more info arrives.  I may not have been reminded about the Navigator/Minute Man date break if we had known the date of this watch from the go get. It takes more time, and we may go down the wrong path innitially, but its a learning process.  

Having said that, encouraging listing watches without complete information may open the flood gates Admin neatly closed when he archived the "What Is It" forum.  I remember we would sometimes get one blurry picture, and some text saying "it has long pointy hands, says Bulova on the dial, is either yellow or rose gold, and is kinda big for a ladies watch of this era".

Geoff Baker
Posted November 3, 2014 - 7:28am

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Anything new Mike, do you know the date codes yet?