Bulova 1946 Rocket

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
7AM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5029427
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
Green Square
Additional Information: 

Unkown Year & Model

Can anyone help me out

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mybulova_admin
Posted June 20, 2011 - 5:06am

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Ooh my eyes....any chance of a photo of the dial without that hideous green crystal?

:-)

Ronbaca14
Posted June 20, 2011 - 9:56am

Picture of face added

 

Ronbaca14
Posted June 20, 2011 - 9:32am

Possibly, but I am wondering if that is how it came.  that is how i remember it being as a child.  Was it manufactured like this?  I am 58 and as long as i can remember, it has had that crystal.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 21, 2011 - 7:05am

Glass would be non original IMO.

We've seen this case before, not certain if it was ever positively ID'd.

Ronbaca14
Posted June 23, 2011 - 10:59pm

Are you saying you've seen a case LIKE this before or you've seen THIS CASE before.  The later is impossible.  I just recieved it in my dad's belongings that were in a safe for years and he has never touched a computer in his life.   Is it the case and the Green Crystal you've seen before or just the case??  Also, EVERYTHING that i have seen from aroung the 1946 era has had a second hand at the 6 or 12.  This watch doesn't have one

mybulova_admin
Posted June 24, 2011 - 5:47am

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Fifth is referring to the case style and not this particular watch case.

We tend to ID a model based on case style, dial and movement.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 22, 2011 - 9:56pm

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Possibly an American Clipper

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1947-AD2.jpg

 

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vintagebulova.com
Posted June 23, 2011 - 7:34am

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Watch is much smaller than an Ameican Clipper.  This is one of those tiny ones, probably a ladies model.

Jay

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mybulova_admin
Posted June 24, 2011 - 5:46am

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Jay, I disagree, this is certainly a mens watch and the size is correct.

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vintagebulova.com
Posted June 24, 2011 - 6:59am

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This watch has a 7 series movement that takes up almost the entire case.  That would make the case around 25mm X 20 mm including the crown with a 14mm band.  That makes it a very small watch, even by vintage standards.   If it's a mans watch it is extremely small.  I have attached a picture of the Bulova Nurses Watch.  It also has a 7 series movement in a similar case.  I have seen these first hand and believe me they are very small.  

 

Jay

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