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Bulova 1941 Boone

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.858571

Manufacture Year: 

1941

Movement Symbol: 

Asterisk

Movement Model: 

7AH

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

0071051

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

American Standard Bulova

Crystal Details: 

PMX 374

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Here's a nice gent's watch owned by a customer, 7AH movt needed a new hairspring and full CTR but is running well now. The movt itself is stamped with both the Asterisk and the 'Anchor', indicating 1941 and 1942.

I thought it was a Minuteman but can't find any match. The crystal is very slightly curved and the case is curiously flat. The 7AH that is in here is different from other 7AH's I have in stock, the lower plate is flat, while there is a curvature to the others. What this means is not all 7AH's are the same, not by a long shot. Despite having parts that are interchangeable with other movts like the 7AK, there are some significant differences, like the balance bridge. The 7AH, 7AK, 7AN, and 7AP all use the ETA 735 ebauche, but again, there are differences.

 

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1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
JP
Posted September 1, 2016 - 6:27pm

Nice looking watch Rob. Unknown for now.

Geoff Baker
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Posted September 2, 2016 - 5:52am

I don't see a match for it either Rob. I wonder if the dial is original or redial. Shouldn't the year be 1942?

Unknown

 

jabs
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Posted September 2, 2016 - 6:10am

I think MM has a slightly different shape of the case and lugs, I also did not find any match with advert

Unknown for me too

plainsmen
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Posted September 2, 2016 - 10:06am

Is the watch case back marked with Bulova?  

This watch looks familiar, but I can't remember if it's because I've had in a black dial, or if I've gotten tricked with this case before as it could be aftermarket?

There is something funky with that dial too I think.  Might be a redial.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted September 2, 2016 - 3:32pm

There is distortion of the "Bulova" name from the curved crystal, but the dial seems original. It is a Bulova case, properly marked. I should have gotten a pic of the watch from the side, but it is very very, slightly curved. The case is almost flat, but not quite. The movt fits the case like a glove, as does the dial...Pics don't do it justice, it almost looks tilted, but it is not. 

 

plainsmen
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Posted April 11, 2018 - 2:04am

Could it be the Boone?

jabs
Panel Member
Posted April 11, 2018 - 4:00am

good find advert - Boone

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted April 11, 2018 - 10:59am

It's possible subject watch is a Boone; as the case appears to be a match and pretty unique. Face font is different, but could be a production year thing. What is date of referenced ad?

plainsmen
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Posted April 11, 2018 - 11:06am

Evening_Sun_Baltimore_MA_15_Dec_1939

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted April 11, 2018 - 11:08am

As per other thread, 1939 to 1941 is pretty close and with none in the database for comparison, it's a tough call. Only one ad makes it tough as well. That said, if there are no other examples of this case called anything else but "Boone", that is probably what it is. Face font in ad may be period  incorrect. We have seen that before.