Bulova 1942 Navigator

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2290334
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Nice 1942 Navigator on what appears to be a mid to late 1930's Gemex double chain clasp bracelet as found. Watch case, face and band near perfect condition and appears to have not been worn very much. Engraving extends all the way to the lug tips and is sharp with no wear.

Just purchased at online auction for $23.52. Apparently no one found it except me as it was (gasp) listed as a women's watch. Appears to be keeping near perfect time.

When I bought it, my intention was to remove the band and replace it with one like the ads show. Once it was in my hand, I declded to leave it as is. The ring ends are a great compliment to the lugs.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 23, 2018 - 9:18pm

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Top ad dated 1943, below is 1944.

 

Here is an image of the band from the 1935 Swartchild And Co. Jeweler's Supply catalog.

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 23, 2018 - 9:37pm

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1942 Navigator, indeed. Great example!

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Kathy L.
Posted July 24, 2018 - 3:01am

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Very nice example and ads!  

1942 Bulova Navigator

jabs
Posted July 24, 2018 - 5:56am

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1942 Bulova Navigator

Geoff Baker
Posted July 24, 2018 - 6:22am

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Nice one,

1942 Bulova Navigator

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Andersok
Posted July 24, 2018 - 7:34am

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Navigator

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 10, 2018 - 8:25pm

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Just found this 1945 ad in the short section calling it the Navigator "B"

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 10, 2018 - 10:18pm

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I'd say that's a match, Bob.

1945 Navigator 'B'.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 11, 2018 - 8:43am

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Panel? Do we add the variant?