Bulova 1941 American Nurse

Submitted by Kathy L. on January 24, 2011 - 6:11pm
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This watch is a miniture version of the Bulova Surgeon.  As it's a woman's style watch, it has always been known as a Nurse's Watch.  Recently an ad was found naming this the American Nurse.  That works out well!

This particular watch has been double stamped with the Omega -1940 and Astrick -1941 which has been handstamped over.

It sports a 17 Jewel, 7AM movement and the case while worn in a couple spots shows excellently.

Look at all the wonderful watchmakers marks in that case.  It must have been well taken care of in it's 70 years of existance.   This watch sets and runs well.

1940 Bulova Nurse's Watch
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Posted January 24, 2011 - 6:46pm

Well Wayne... these Nurse's Watches clean up pretty well.

Does anyone have conformation that that's what this model was actually called.  Makes sense...with the Surgeon and the Physician.

Posted January 24, 2011 - 8:21pm


Do you have the Crystal spec's on this one?

I have a old 1941 - 52  BB Crystal Catalog with a bunch of names for Bulova that are not listed on here, the size may help to find it.

Example's Lord Springfield, Lenox, Coed A, B, Jordan, plus many more.


BTW, Nice looking piece!

Posted January 24, 2011 - 11:19pm

In reply to by OldTicker

I haven't taken the crystal out but the opening looks to measure 15.57 x 15.57 .... thereabouts..


though... I don't really know what the hell I'm doing witht these calipers... hahaah!

Posted January 25, 2011 - 12:00am

In reply to by plainsmen


I can find a Bulova "Lido B" with the Crystal Dimensions of 15.9MM x 15.9mm in the main catalog, but there are a lot of other supplements to this book, so I will go through them to see if and more apply.

Getting late and I have to be up early for work...

I will update when I get the chance.


Posted January 24, 2011 - 9:46pm

Greg, if your happy to send the list of model names shown in the catalog, I'm more than happy to add them to the model list.

Damn it's getting big!

Posted January 24, 2011 - 9:56pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Hi Stephen,

Will a PDF Scan of the catalog names work, The one I have covers 1941-1952, that includes the supplements, so some may be duplicated, and you will have to sort them out. I also have 1960's GS with names lists.

I could also scan the complete catalog's, but that covers all brands.

Let me know.


Posted January 24, 2011 - 11:19pm

In reply to by OldTicker

Anything that is readable will work for me. The more the better.

We currently have a 1930s GS Crystal catalog that shows all brands so I'm more than happy to also add one for the 1960s. If they are of any benefit to users of the site then its always a welcome addition.


Posted January 25, 2011 - 12:21am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I will scan the catalogs page by page, that way you can use what works for this site and as a suggestion, make it available to members and users via a downloadable file for a small fee, It will cover your costs to keep this great site going, and also encourage more members to join.

I have 4 catalogs with many supplements, both BB and GS , BB 1952 with listings back to 1942, BB #38  1960, GS #60 and GS#65 plus most of the Supplements  for them. I am also working on Rocket Catalogs.

I will start on the scans this week and hope to have the first batch to you this weekend.

They will be sent via a PDF file.


Posted February 14, 2011 - 5:47pm

Any update to the real model name of this watch?

Posted February 14, 2011 - 11:02pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I have one like the unknown sitting in front of me, the crystal measurment is 15.94mm X 15.94 which (+/-) puts it in the same spec's as the Bulova Lido "B" listed in the 41-52 catalog.

This one is a 48' 7ADC movement, the Dial is white with Luminous numbers and hands plus a red sweep hand and a WC P4Z160/160 fits it like a glove.

The 60 GS catalog shows a CS 363 which is 16.0mm x 16.0mm but it is not named.

So far it looks like it is a "Lido B", not a very medical sounding name...Sorry Plains.

lido [ˈliːdəʊ]

n pl -dos

Brit a public place of recreation, including a pool for swimming or water sports

[after the Lido, island bathing beach near Venice, from Latin litus shore]