Bulova 1939 Officer

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on September 14, 2020 - 5:16pm
Manufacture Year
1939
Movement Model
8AE
Movement Date Code
Shield
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
9282515
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Here's a neat one that is the first to match the only ads we have, dated 1939 and 1940. Case is yellow gold and face is copper colored with black numbers and indices. Movement date code is a lightly stamped jumble and appears to have a shield and maybe an Omega in the mess. There are currently 4 Officers in this casing in the database, all are dated 1941, have an 8AE 17J movement and the 2 tone face with Roman numerals.

I find one ad dated 1939 and 2 ads we have are dated 1940. All show the face on subject watch. The color ads below clearly shows this configuration with a copper dial. Band is really close but not a dead match to ads. It may or may not be the original. The wear matches the case.

I suspect the Officer model was modified in 1941 with the "wartime face" and knotted style band that is seen on 3 of the 4 watches currently ID'ed..

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 14, 2020 - 5:25pm

1940 Officer ad

B/W 1940 Officer

Both of the above ads are dated 1940. One below is dated 1939

1939 Officer snippet

JimDon5822
Posted September 14, 2020 - 11:32pm

Another nice one Next.  1939 Officer looks to be a match to me.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 15, 2020 - 4:59am

No doubting this ID. Wonderful to see it with the original bracelet.

1939 Bulova Officer

Geoff Baker
Posted September 15, 2020 - 9:27pm

1939 Bulova Officer, love that bracelet