Bulova 1945 Rocket

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
7AM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5342243
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is I believe a Rocket from 1945.  I got it for the crystal to put on my Military Miss but after seeing the Rocket ad I think it is a nice addition to my growing 1940s collection.  It is 14K rose gold filled but it is pretty worn.  The face is in decent shape and the movement is running.  

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Kathy L.
Posted April 19, 2018 - 6:26pm

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I forgot to add it is small but bigger than the typical ladies watch of the time about 18mm or 19mm square and 14mm band width.  

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 19, 2018 - 7:14pm

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Although the referenced ad shows a black dial for the Rocket, I'm inclined to think subject watch is a Rocket variant. 

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Kathy L.
Posted April 19, 2018 - 10:38pm

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Yes you are right it does look like a dark dial.  I just read rose gold and didn't think of the dial color.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 20, 2018 - 7:32am

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I agree..

1945 Bulova Rocket -  Keep 'em coming Kathy!

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Andersok
Posted April 20, 2018 - 7:48am

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I think Rocket is a good match.

jabs
Posted April 20, 2018 - 9:32am

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1945 Bulova Rocket

mybulova_admin
Posted April 21, 2018 - 2:13am

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It's wonderful to put a name to a face. I wonder why they called it the 'Rocket'?

I've updated the listing to be a mens watch.

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Kathy L.
Posted April 21, 2018 - 2:32am

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I was thinking it was an odd name for a ladies watch but it is exactly the same case and size to the Military Miss and American Nurse so it would seem odd for a mens too.  But in any case I am happy to put the name to it.  The other one someone posted with the black face said his dad wore it so I guess the size was worn by both?  

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Kathy L.
Posted April 24, 2018 - 9:00pm

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Got a band today so I could wear this one.  I really like the size of these watches.

plainsmen
Posted April 24, 2018 - 9:08pm

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Niiiiicce line up! :)