Bulova 1943 Brewster

Submitted by plainsmen on March 2, 2011 - 6:26pm
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Found the other day in an antique store.... needs a redial, but the case was excellent under all that black tarnish.  17 Jewel, 10BA movement runs when shaken but will need a cleaning/servicing.

Sorry about the pics but I'm away from home and these were taken in a hotel bathroom with my cellphone.  They'll be better when I get home.

1943 Bulova Brewster
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Posted March 2, 2011 - 6:43pm

Except.. this one isn't rose gold like the ad states.. hrmm

Posted March 2, 2011 - 7:51pm

Even when away on training away from home you're still on the hunt!!!

I envy you guys that can stumble across these little gems....

Posted March 2, 2011 - 7:53pm

$19 bucks baby!

Posted March 6, 2011 - 12:16am

The 1942- 43 (+?) "Brewster," eh? (LOOks like it?!)


I thought that  YGF (not pink/rose GF) was (as par) more common, at least for the (full sized) version? (There's ALSO a smaller one!) If so... then it should spec. out at:

CMT2368 198


As I recall, there are (4 or 5) Brewsters!? (Plus the "baby" version...) I have glass+ for all, I believe???

And I think you also uploaded (or sent me?) this 1942 ad???

 Hereafter's one I sold (and sold glass+ for) a year ago... before it was redone:



:-)  Scott

Posted March 3, 2011 - 1:41am

Oh yeah... I did send you that one.  Yellow dial and black hands eh.. hrmm... that would be cool.

Posted March 3, 2011 - 1:55am

How do you distinguish the Brewster from the Attorney?

Posted March 3, 2011 - 3:10am

In reply to by NOVA



Cosmetically... the (early 40s) Attorney has a "2- step" down in the case terracing... vs. three tighter bands (similar rise and fall) steps, on the Brewster...

And Bulova may well have spec'd. different 17J movements?  

Also, the 40s Attorney and Emperor both take almost the same glass, as this version of the Brewster... And therefore might even take the same Plexi... since acrylic crystals will flex, slightly?


Best :-)  Scott



Posted January 30, 2012 - 5:10pm

I'm having trouble with the fact that we don't have an ad showing the Brewster in yellow gold.  All the ads list it as red gold.

There are at least five different models from the early '40s that have a very similar case: 1) Attorney, 2) Brewster, 3) Galahad, 4) Emporer, and 5) Jefferson.  Dates range from 1941 through 1943. Of those, the Galahad (engraved bezel, 21J), Emperor (jewel count not listed), and Jefferson (21J) are advertised in yellow gold.  One ad lists the Attorney as yellow gold, but, frankly, I think that's an error in the ad, and this is not the Attorney case anyway.



Posted January 30, 2012 - 5:23pm

'BREWSTER' advertisement states: 14K ROSE  RGP.

'ATTORNEY' advertisement states: 10K YELLOW  RGP.

or am I missing something here?

Posted January 30, 2012 - 5:44pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

That's the ad that I think is in error.  Every other ad lists the Attorney as red gold only.  Also, the attorney case is shaped differently than this one.  The "folds" on the ends are different.