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Bulova 1939 Craftsman

7/10 votes
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16mm (narrowest) X 19mm (widest) X 22mm



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You guys are going to think I've got Craftsman's on the brain but literally 3 days after I submitted this Dexter thinking it was a Craftsman, this watch poppd up on my radar.  It looks like the ad below and this time the jewel count is right.  But we'll see.

Apparently the Craftsman of the late 1930's is going to be my white whale.  

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neetstuf-4-u's picture
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Posted November 15, 2019 - 8:11pm

I think you got him this time Capt. Ahab ;o)

Looks like an ad match to the Craftsman to me.  Congrats! If everyone agrees, this is a first for the Database.

1939 Bulova Craftsman

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 15, 2019 - 8:19pm

I would agree and it even looks like it might have the original band!  Congrats on finding it and good ad match.

1939 Bulova Craftsman

Panel Member
Posted November 16, 2019 - 4:39am

1939 Bulova Craftsman it is

Posted November 16, 2019 - 3:12pm

Thanks, guys.

Kathy, I agree about the band.  All of the ads except the one I posted have a bracelet but this one looks pretty old.  The problem is, like many of the bands from the thirties, its too small to fit the wrist of most modern adults.  

If I want to wear this (and I do) I'll have to put another one on but I'll definitely keep the band with the watch.