Bulova 1940 Newton

Submitted by josé serra on May 1, 2020 - 8:14pm
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Acrylic; 19.5 mm x 25.8 mm
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CASE DIMENSION: 25 mm x 37 mm

posted in 2020.05.01

Posted May 2, 2020 - 1:47am

Wondering if Bulova released a version with a red dial, or was that a custom alteration?

Either way the watch is a 1940 Bulova Newton

1940 Bulova Newton 

We have another in the database with original dial: https://mybulova.com/watches/1940-newton-10165

josé serra
Posted May 2, 2020 - 5:33am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Found at a street fair along with other Bulova. It already had the red dial. However, there are indications that it was painted by former owner.

I thank you for your collaboration in identifying thes relics.

Posted May 2, 2020 - 8:33am

1940 Newton with non-traditional refinished face; noting "overpaint" on back side of dial.

Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2020 - 4:20pm

I have seen many watches on eBay with colored dials.  I always assume they are redials.  It is nice looking either way.

1949 Bulova Newton

Geoff Baker
Posted May 2, 2020 - 9:32pm

1940 Bulova Newton, It looks good in red

Posted May 2, 2020 - 10:34pm

I'm wondering about the process of coloring a dial as such. It would appear that the number are removed, a clear tint is painted over the dial, and then the numbers and 'BULOVA' reapplied.

Anyone had any experience with taking the numbers off?

I also wonder if the dial was done to match the band or if the band was added to match the dial?? 

josé serra
Posted May 4, 2020 - 12:21am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I thank all members of the MyBulova panel for help in identifying these "vintage" Bulova.

Posted May 4, 2020 - 11:05am

I also been curious on the dial color pre 1960.  It seems prior to 1960 we only see white, black, Gray, copper, and brown on mens watches.   Either way it is surely a one of a kind watch and fun to wear.  Enjoy it.   

josé serra
Posted May 4, 2020 - 1:40pm

Thank you JimDon5822 for your words. It really is a curious "look" in this 1940 Bulova Newton. It turns out that whoever occasinaly puts it on your wrist is my wife.