Bulova 1942 -Unknown

Submitted by catangen on January 8, 2021 - 9:25pm
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square faceted
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By Mvmnt date code and case serial# i believe this to be a 1942 model. Case is 14k Rose Gold Filled with articulating driving lugs. Case width is 24.6mm square excluding crown with approx 55m overall including the lugs. Approx 39mm springbar to spring bar.

10AK Bulova USA mvmnt with arrow date code, Blued hands and copper toned dial.

Having trouble finding a model name or any adverts for this model.

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Posted January 9, 2021 - 10:02am

I really like this one, thanks for sharing.

We have a couple of these in the database, here and here. This is one we have been unable to ID as of yet. Hopefully one day an ad will surface.

Sorry, but for now it's a 

1942 Unknown.

Posted January 9, 2021 - 2:28pm

Commonly called a drivers watch. This case was made by A third party case manufacturer and sold to multiple watch companies including Longines  Bulova Hamilton and Elgin. It is called a drivers watch as it’s intended to be worn on the side of the wrist  so that your hand does not need to be removed from the steering wheel while driving.  Earlier models have hinged lugs but some of the later ones have fixed lugs. Nice watch but unfortunately we do not have any documentation of a name for this one. 

1942 Bulova unknown

Posted January 19, 2021 - 8:34pm

In reply to by JimDon5822

Did Bulova use third party cases and put their name on it? This case is Bulova marked on the inside of the case back.

Posted January 9, 2021 - 3:16pm

We see these once in awhile.  Would love to find a name.  Unknown for now.

Posted January 9, 2021 - 11:02pm

There was a suggestion years ago that this might be a Bulova Chief.

Whilst we have an advert for the 1942 Bulova Chief, I'm not sure it's been backed up by another advert.

Alas unknown for now.

Are you able to advise what the crystal dimension are?

Posted February 5, 2021 - 3:05am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Sorry, I just saw this inquiry. The crystal dimensions measured without taking it out are .816 or 20.7mm SQ. 

Posted February 5, 2021 - 3:13am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I believe it would be a cs425 crystal. My crystal is faceted but I will be replacing that and I think the cs425 is the standard crystal.