Bulova 1942 Surgeon

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Submitted by WatchCrystals.net on November 4, 2010 - 11:36pm
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The BULOVA "SURGEON," Circa 1942- 52. 17j Jewels, 10 karat yellow gold filled bezel with a stainless steel case back...  Apparently at least the two dial variants were used, as shown below. Member: "Plainsmen" just scored another Surgeon with a third dial design, that may well also be original?

The light colored dial is the 1942 model, the black  a 1948 release. The 1952 model I have images of looks to be the same design as the '48, w/a black dial also and sporting the same 10BCC movement ... I'm not sure if the '42 vintage shared the same powerplant, as well??? This watch is easily identified by it's "doctor's dial" (with inner circle, seconds register) and sweeping second hand...

BEST :-)  William

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12 years 11 months
Posted November 5, 2010 - 3:02am



This is not the "Surgeon" aka "Doctor" that I recently purchased on Ebay, but I will put that one up when I recieve it.  This however is another recently sold by Farfo.  It's advertised as a 1940's Doctor's.  Great looking watches.

Rare Bulova with Original Center Seconds
Doctor's Dial.  Triple Signed on the Dial, Case
and Movement.

Two Piece 10K Gold RGP Case and Stainless
Steel Back.  Signed Bulova, New York and
Numbered 2499727.

Original Silver Dial with Gold Applied Numbers
and Matching Gold Hands.  Blue Steel Center
Seconds Hand.  Inner Easy-to-Read Seconds
Chapter Allows Doctors to Take Pulses.   Dial
Signed Bulova.

Bulova Model 10AK 17 Jewel, Manual Wind
Movement.  Recently Cleaned and Ready to

24.75mm Square x 34.75mm Long.   16mm Lugs

Found here:  www.farfo.com/sold/bulovadr/bulovadr.html


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Posted November 8, 2010 - 5:25pm

You know looking at these again.  The 1940 Surgeon like mine here doesn't show the 3 and 9.  The other ones do, maybe they're later years?

Mine has a variant dial but the hands are similar to the other 1940 above other than the second hand isn't red like that one is.

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William Smith
Posted March 2, 2012 - 4:11pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Plains...possible "Black Hawk" lume redial (not subject watch, but plains watch directly above)?  although I'm still looking for the earlier than 1942 "black hawk" ad below:

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 5:37pm

Mine is like plains only white dial and steel blue sweep seconds hand. I even have the same hands, but mine is a 10BA and after cleaning and oiling it runs surprisingly well and quite accurately.

I don't know what to call it.


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William Smith
Posted June 22, 2015 - 12:38pm

Am I seeing a "48" date code on movement, in bottom right side?