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Bulova 1939 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1939

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

10AE

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

9216630

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

22mm domed Crystal

Additional Information

This one has me stumped.  It is a 10KT Yellow Gold 26MM case with gold plated case back.   It has a 10AE movement with a shield date code.  THe dial does not appear like anything else I have seen.  Thoughts on this?

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1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
JimDon5822
Posted November 19, 2018 - 4:41pm

The dial looks very similar to KathyL's watch in unknowns.    But hers is a 7AM movement.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1939-unknown-9468

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 19, 2018 - 5:15pm

This is a bigger watch than mine but yes very similar dial.  I just love these dials.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 24, 2018 - 10:21am

I'm stumped,

1939 Bulova Unknown

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 24, 2018 - 11:31am

Yes I have looked for an ad but no luck.  Love it though!

1939 Bulova Unknown

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 1, 2018 - 9:16am

Panel - any more thoughts?

jabs
Panel Member
Posted December 1, 2018 - 10:26am

Unknown

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted December 1, 2018 - 11:11am

As we know, round men's Bulova watches are kind of rare for 1939. The only examples I have ever seen are chronographs and other quasi military types, which this resembles. (or the WaterTite, introduced in 1930?)

It's missing the centre seconds bridge and pinion and driving wheel, which would also lend to its Military look.

I have found nothing anywhere that looks like this.

Unknown for now.