Bulova 1941 American Nurse

Submitted by Wayne Hanley on December 31, 2010 - 12:47pm
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American Nurse-Needs a refurb.


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1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
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Posted December 31, 2010 - 1:27pm


Looks 100% original, complete and I think You're going to find most of the wounds are in the glass. Nice.

Posted December 31, 2010 - 1:35pm

Very nice Wayne!

I guess one of my questions is how do we tell the difference between the Surgeon and the Medical Officer?  I think we've been using the names interchangeabley.  Which is which I wonder... and we've yet to see one single ad with these watches in them.

Maybe we should be looking at medical catalogs for the time?

Posted December 31, 2010 - 1:37pm

Here's a black dial up on ebay as we speak... from Taiwan of all places....

captainclock12 (not verified)
Posted January 14, 2012 - 5:27pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Yeah and I hear that over in that part of the world they don't know how to fix watches like this properly so I would be careful if I were you about buying anything like this from that part of the world as they have been known to try and fix watch dials with super glue.

Wayne Hanley
Posted December 31, 2010 - 3:47pm


Sorry I forgot to tackle your naming question. Unless we have source data to where we can identify individual models or obtain that data. I was joking about band-aids & the Ambulance driver. Safest thing is call them doctors watches. You gave me another name for the Medical Officer just the other day, and I changed it, but you had proof.


Posted December 31, 2010 - 4:45pm

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

Yeah... that one difinately was what we figured it out to be... these ones... can't find anything and trust me I've been looking.

Posted October 29, 2012 - 11:50pm


Looking at the movement photo it looks like it is a 7ad movement and not the 10ax that is listed.

As small as these cases are I couldn't see a 10 ax being sqeezed in there.

William Smith
Posted October 30, 2012 - 2:09am

In reply to by Daca102090

I can't quite read the back of the movement pic, but the other two American Nurse watches in DB are both 7's.  Good catch!

Posted December 10, 2014 - 3:30am

Looks like the American Nurse was a smaller watch with a 7AM movement. Subject watch looks to be a male version.

Kathy L.
Posted April 22, 2018 - 10:23am

Searching the database for the watch I just posted and found this one.  Would this be a Surgeon?