Bulova 1940 Jefferson

Submitted by matlobi on January 16, 2016 - 9:48pm
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Yet another purchase from the big auction site.

Oddly enough, seller had it listed under vintage clocks rather than watches.

10AX movement with Omega symbol, "AAA", 21 Jewels, Bulova Watch Co and USA.

Yellow gold case with 10k rolled gold back and applied gold numerals.

Purchased mainly for the attractive stepped case. Needs some work, and a new crystal.

1940 Bulova
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
Posted January 29, 2016 - 7:12am

The Emperor and Jefferson are the only models listed with a 21J movement which the subject watch has. The Attorney is a rose (pink) gold 17J version. I cannot pick the difference between these two.

1942 Bulova Jefferson and Emperor watch

Geoff Baker
Posted January 29, 2016 - 10:22am

OK, I just went with Emperor

Posted January 29, 2016 - 12:23pm

I am still at Jefferson. Both models above are almost identical; the font of the numerals is one difference, and subj watch matches Jefferson in that area. There was a few dollars difference in price between those, though the dial font would seem like something that would not affect price.

Posted January 29, 2016 - 12:39pm

In reply to by Andersok

I'm inclinded to agree with you.

Also note that my example has the longer hands as shown on the Jefferson advertisement.

William Smith
Posted January 30, 2016 - 3:21am

Wow...this is a tough (fun) watch to ID.  

William Smith
Posted January 30, 2016 - 3:23am

I'm going with Jefferson based on all the comments above.  Two ticks tentative, also based on all the above :)