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Bulova 1945 Rocket

7/10 votes
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Manufacture Year: 

1945

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

7AM

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5342243

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Square

Gender: 

Ladies

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.  

Update:  Changing this to a Ladies watch after finding an ad verifying that detail.

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Kathy L.
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Posted April 19, 2018 - 5:26pm

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
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Posted April 19, 2018 - 6:14pm

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.
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Posted April 19, 2018 - 9:38pm

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
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Posted April 20, 2018 - 6:32am

I agree..

1945 Bulova Rocket -  Keep 'em coming Kathy!

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Andersok
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Posted April 20, 2018 - 6:48am

I think Rocket is a good match.

jabs
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Posted April 20, 2018 - 8:32am

1945 Bulova Rocket

mybulova_admin
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Posted April 21, 2018 - 1:13am

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.
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Posted April 21, 2018 - 1:32am

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.
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Posted April 24, 2018 - 8:00pm

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

plainsmen
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Posted April 24, 2018 - 8:08pm

Niiiiicce line up! :)