Bulova 1940 Pilot

Submitted by Geoff Baker on September 19, 2011 - 3:21pm
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Rose Gold beauty in 14k RGP. Still sporting what appears to be the original rose gold link style unmarked bracelet.

Added 9/19/2011  Updated to Pilot from Unknown 2/9/2013  Photos Updated 5/28/2023

Geoffrey Baker 1940 Bulova Pilot 1 watch 5/28/2023
Geoffrey Baker 1940 Bulova Pilot 2 watch 5/28/2023
Geoffrey Baker 1940 Bulova Pilot 3 watch 5/28/2023
Posted September 21, 2011 - 2:41am

YUP!  Bracelet does indeed appear to be (a matching) original!? And the two- tone salmon paint, works well...Happen to have the crystal proportions, for this "unknown" beauty???  Best :-)  Scott

Posted September 21, 2011 - 2:56am

I may have an ad with this one in it on the way... though I won't be home to get it for another 2 weeks.


Posted September 22, 2011 - 12:46am

Hmmm... It could be a ??? Beacon, Carrel, Chief, or Star???? I'm frankly too busy at the moment, to deduce it to.... (Carrel or Star, perhaps??)  :-)  Scott

Posted September 22, 2011 - 1:10am

Digging for Gold? lol

'CARREL' has  regular lugs, uncovered, not hooded...You know what I mean, so it's possibly the 'STAR' which is one We have not seen to Date.

Posted September 22, 2011 - 1:25am

Ok... I just bought this ad a couple days ago.. check on the upper left of the men's watches.  I think that's this watch.  We'll have our answer in a couple weeks when I get home.  Plus... there's several watches I've been waiting to see the names on in this ad.  Upper Right... there's that 21 jewel Beacon wanna be.... plus a few others!




William Smith
Posted March 19, 2012 - 5:02pm


I didn't see this ad in the 1941 section.  Did it arrive?  Did it turn out to be a different year than listed on eBay?  or a different model?   Thanks

Posted March 19, 2012 - 5:09pm

It's there under 1941 (p. 5).

Posted March 19, 2012 - 5:09pm

I just looked.  The ad is under the 1941 Section... page 5

William Smith
Posted March 19, 2012 - 5:11pm

Thanks I just didn't see it.  The thumbnail on the ebay link was blue, and I didn't look at details closely.

William Smith
Posted March 19, 2012 - 5:18pm

In reply to by William Smith

nice ad.  $20 plus shipping.  Ouch, and thanks for sharing the ad!  Subject watch not there. Probably why this post has not been changed to date.