Bulova 1948 Senator

Submitted by lakatrina on April 16, 2019 - 11:08pm
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Crystal Details
rectangular; domed; 1.25 x .75"
Additional Information

This was my father's watch, worn during WW2. It no longer has the inside workings/movement or hands. I have not opened the case.The back has "Bulova" at the top and 8966427 at the bottom. The crystal is in great condition; the finish is as could be expected for a watch of this vintage. I've been trying to find out more about it. From what I have found online it looks like it may be a 1942 Senator, although there appear to be several similar styles (Blackout, Radio City). I'd love to be able to restore it if possible. If not, it still has sentimental value even in it's current condition.

1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
Posted April 17, 2019 - 4:57am

Your watch is really Senator, but according to the serial number of the case from 1948

1948 Bulova Senator

Geoff Baker
Posted April 17, 2019 - 7:37am

Hello lakatrina, welcome to myBulova. It's likely that your fathers watch is a 1948 model (I agree with the Senator ID Jaroslav suggested) but don't let that diminish it's importance. To have your fathers watch from anytime in the 1940's is a remarkable. I think heirloom watches are simply the best. Depending on where you live we might be able to recommend a watchmaker who can add a replacement movement and hands,

1948 Bulova Senator

Posted April 18, 2019 - 11:22pm

Thank you for the information! I recall my dad had more than one watch, and I may have mistaken which was worn when. I agree, it’s wonderful to have any heirloom! I appreciate your help!