Bulova 1941 Emperor

Submitted by WatchCrystals.net on January 9, 2011 - 9:36pm
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The BULOVA "EMPEROR," 21 Jewels, Circa 1941. Originally priced at: $39.75...

The top image vs. illustration was added later to show what appears to be the correct CASE with a dial and likely also movement, variation? The Attorney and Emperorer BOTH utilize the same crystals, so perhaps this photo is of an Attorney? However this watch clearly sports the yellow gold filled case, vs. "pink" gold... And "AGN" (Applied Gold Numerals) on the dial... The REdial also appears incorrect? At least in respect to the (dual) lines on the outer minute track, in the illustrations. And of course there may also be a third model as well, since this case design and it's variants were apparently fairly good sellers!


So perhaps a '42 "Attorney..." in the photo?! And apparently this design, influenced the "Squadron???"


BEST :-)  Scott

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Posted January 10, 2011 - 3:56am

Scott, do you have the ad confirming the identifcation?

It'd be great to confirm yet another model.

Posted January 10, 2011 - 11:51am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Hey Stephen,


Of COURSE :-)  (Wink...)  Saturday Evening Post: June 14th, 1941... I actually BOUGHT 15+ ads, myself! (Including the one with the Emperor and the Jefferson... I just don't post' em all, at once...)


Best :-)  Scott

Posted January 10, 2011 - 8:06am

I think I've seen this one before.... it's mentioned in an earlier year but this is from a 1943 ad.

1943 The Attorney

Posted January 10, 2011 - 8:07am

Here's the earlier 1942 Ad of the Brewester which looks close incidently.... though it mentions the Attorney as well but it wasn't pictured.

Posted January 10, 2011 - 12:03pm

In reply to by plainsmen

There's the 40s version of the "Brewster..." as well as a "Gedney" and "Gedney Junior," (Boys size, perhaps? Or just a rescaled Gedney!?) that are also similar. (I just sold a Gedney glass last night.)

And THANKS for posting the early 40s "Attorney" model. I was wondering what thatone lOOked like!


Best :-) Scott

Posted January 10, 2011 - 8:57am

From what I'm seeing in the ads the models are similar yet differ.

The Attorney has a hood feature across the horizontals of the Bezel and came on a Suede leather strap.

The Brewster has plain horizontals and came on a matching bracelet.

The model shown as the Emporer appears to have a double hood detail on the Bezel which is unclear in the ad of its closest match, The Attorney..

For what it's worth.


Posted January 16, 2011 - 10:21pm

1941 Montgomery Ward ad showing the 1941 Attorney

Posted January 17, 2011 - 6:48am

"ATTORNEY"  is also Rose Gold with Black printed numerals on a Rose dial, leather strap according to the new ad and not mentioned prior.

Great description ! - very informative as the details for correct identification are important. Still appears to have a hood on the bezel horizontal, although not as clear in the Montogomery Ward drawing.

Nice one.