Bulova 1941 Newton

Submitted by timerestoration on May 1, 2012 - 3:12pm
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49 (A9)
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I thought I had seen this one before, but I can't seem to locate it. The Lugs look like those on the 1942 "ENGINEER"

GS Crystal CMT360-11 is a perfect fit. It is a BULOVA Crystal, but here is no name designation on the package.

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Posted May 1, 2012 - 3:15pm


There was an ad showing this Case as the 'ENGINEER'.

Posted May 1, 2012 - 3:30pm

This is one of my favorite models.  I have one in yellow gold and one in red.  They've been seen with a variety of dials.

Excerpt is from a 1942 ad.  I didn't check to see if the ad is still in the database, but I know it was there at one time, because that's where I got this excerpt.


WAIT!  Now that I look at your watch and this ad and my two watches, I don't think yours is an Engineer.  The Engineer has straight sides and a rectangular crystal.

Posted May 1, 2012 - 3:40pm

1949 is also pretty late for the Engineer.  My Engineers are both dated 1939, and the only ad we have for the Engineer is dated 1942.

I think you've got something altogether different, which is cool. 

G-S 43 lists that crystal for the Newton, but I want to check that against later catalogs.


. . . I don't see any models listed in G-S 52 for that crystal.

Posted May 1, 2012 - 4:05pm

In reply to by NOVA

I think the case looks earlier than a 1949.

I suppose someone could have replaced the movement with a later one at some point.

Posted May 1, 2012 - 4:37pm

In reply to by timerestoration

If you discard the movement and date the watch by the case design and serial number, 1941 would be the logical conclusion.  That puts it in the same time frame as the similar Engineer, and that means that "Newton" may be the proper ID, per the 1943 crystal catalog.

Posted May 6, 2012 - 11:30am

Boy, does this take me back. This model is the very 1st vintage watch I bought 10 rears ago and I credit it for getting me started. Mine is dated to 1940 by both case and movement.


Sure would be nice finding a solid ID for this one.


Posted May 6, 2012 - 11:41am

I agree.  It's a very nice model.  Perhaps "Newton" would make a reasonable tentative ID, based on the crystal information recorded above?

I have not found another model listed for that crystal for the appropriate time period, but it would be great if others would double-check those findings and chime in to the discussion.

Posted May 6, 2012 - 11:53am

In reply to by NOVA

Catalogue 100 only shows it as Bulova as does catalgue # 60. Same thing in the 1948 B&B cat. No help at all there.