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Bulova 1941 Chronograph

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1941

Movement Model: 

13AK

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

196022

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Just purchased. Photo's are via the website of the seller, as their camera has better focus than mine.

Bulova Chronograph. 2 register, similar to versions from the 30's and 40's.

On the movement:

"17JEWELS UNSADUSTED"

"Bulova Watch Co. Swiss"

 I've included the best shot of the movement symbol I can find. Valjoux movement? Or possibly Omega?

Inside case back:

"BULOVA WATCH Co

SWISS

196022"

Rectangular pushers, case back is bare. Has the larger sub registers found on these style chronographs, rather than the smaller. Not sure about the second hand.

 

 

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Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 15, 2015 - 6:20am

Very nice old Bulova, I like this model a lot. What do mean that you're unsure of the second hand? 

We designate these beauties as 'Chronograph'.  I don't believe we ever found a further classification.

PS - Highly recommend service if you plan to wear it regularly.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 15, 2015 - 7:41am

Nice Chronograph similar as another in database

movement 13AK is originally Valjoux 23 http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&Valjoux_23

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Reverend Rob
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Posted September 15, 2015 - 11:00am
 

If you are referring to the shape of the sub second hand, it was common for them to be different from each other. 

Tayloreuph
Posted September 15, 2015 - 11:24am

No, I'm referring to the second hand on the main dial.  The one jabs referenced has a leaf like shape to it's non indicator end, as do these:

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1949-chronog...

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1949-chronog...

rather than a squared off end.

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 15, 2015 - 8:32pm

Yeah I'm good with a Chronograph ID as well.  Very nice.

Tayloreuph
Posted January 1, 2016 - 10:41pm

Does anyone know what the original face color was?