Bulova 1943 Minute Man

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3205080
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

10K rolled bezel, stainless base, sterling back. Looks to be original leather wrist strap. Works like a charm.

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Wslinvil 1943 Bulova Minute Man 12 29 2013
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
bourg01
Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:23pm

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My 1st thought would be late 30's Minute Man with a movement swap.

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DarHin
Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:41pm

Ditto on Munute Man. Not Lincoln.

Wslinvil
Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:08pm

Would they have made a '43 or '33 Minute Man, since it has the X on the mvmt?

Wslinvil
Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:22pm

Also' addressing the swap...do some of the numbers I submitted not jive when put together? Guessing that may mean it was pieced together at some point?

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William Smith
Posted January 22, 2013 - 1:22am

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For the numbers- the first digit of case serial number and the X on the movement both say 1943- so those do match or fit together into one possible original combination - at least based on date.

Wslinvil
Posted January 22, 2013 - 2:25pm

so movement and case were put behind an older watch face possibly?

JP
Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:25pm

Panel Member

Minute man looks good to me. I have one too.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 22, 2013 - 3:43am

Club 5000Panel Member

There seems to be be a bit on a trend for 21J Minute Men......tentative for me.

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bobbee
Posted January 22, 2013 - 4:16am

This is a normal seventeen jewel MM, nothing out of the ordinary, except the case is not stainless.

Wslinvil
Posted January 22, 2013 - 2:22pm

Sterling base, stainless back is the text inside the case.  Sorry for the typo.