Bulova 1939 Chronograph

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.292858
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Model: 
13AK
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
912009
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

WWII'ish 2 register Chronograph.

Stainless Steel Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 32mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original Butler finish Dial shows luminous Military Standard Arabic numerals. Open outer chapter numerically calibrated at 5 Second intervals and Bulova signature are printed Black. A constant Seconds sub Dial numerically calbrated at 20 second intervals appears fully obscuring the 9 and a 30 Minute sub Dial numerically calibrated at 10 Minute intervals appears fully obscuring the 3.

Hour and Minute Hands are luminous. Constant Seconds Hand is Modern style and the 30 Minute register Hand is Index style. Flyback Center Seconds Hand is 10 AKSCH style.

Steel Crown and pushers are original.

Snap fit Caseback is Stainless Steel.

 

* 13 AK Movement  is a Swiss Valjoux 23 signed Bulova Watch Co.

Bada$$

1/14/2012 - Many thanks to Jeff at Time Restoration for Service on the Chrono.

 

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mybulova_admin
Posted January 14, 2012 - 5:13am

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Was this a military issue time piece?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 14, 2012 - 5:35am

Good question admin, the possibility of Military use exists IMO.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 14, 2012 - 9:13am

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 Mark - Valjoux?

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vintagebulova.com
Posted January 14, 2012 - 9:23am

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These had the Bulova 13AH which is a Valjoux 23.

Jay

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Geoff Baker
Posted January 14, 2012 - 11:11am

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 Jay - I might have been sugggesting a spell check on Mark's listing........

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vintagebulova.com
Posted January 14, 2012 - 11:27am

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Yes, I see.  Got hung up on the 13AK reference and missed your spelling correction.  That is unless its the ultra rare Valjouz. 

Jay

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 10, 2013 - 8:56am

Good catch Geoff! - Valjoux 23.

This one contains a 13AK

 

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&Valjoux_23

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 10, 2013 - 9:38am

Question:

Is the stamp indicated by the Yellow Arrow a Bulova Omega datecode over the Valjoux hallmark or simply the Valjoux hallmark?

if Omega 1940.

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 10, 2013 - 10:30am

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That's the Valjoux mark. Awesome watch. 

zappatore88
Posted February 15, 2015 - 12:27pm

Did they make a 13AH? There are some parts that look different .