Bulova 1941 Physician

Submitted by tshanno on February 10, 2021 - 3:36pm
Manufacture Year
1941
Movement Model
7AC
Movement Date Code
Asterisk
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
1047308
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Welp, here's an interesting one.  It appears to be a doctor's watch of some type.

The case is marked "Bulova New York".  Its got a 10K rolled gold plate bezel with a stainless back.  I would suggest 1941.

The movement is a 17J 7AC.  

The movement has two date codes.  One is a square which is consistent with the date range for the 7AC, 1936.  The other is an asterisk, consistent with the serial number on the case, 1941.

It runs and keeps time.

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case back outside
case back inside
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JimDon5822
Posted February 10, 2021 - 3:52pm

Nice one.  It certainly looks to be a 1941 Bulova Physician.   It should be noted I have the same watch also with a 7AC movement with a square date code.   I suspect Bulova had a stock of 7AC movements and repurposed these when the earlier 13AL ran out hence the later date codes. Just a theory.    No ads for this model but ID'd previously by a Crystal catalog.  

neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 10, 2021 - 6:21pm

Nice one! A "must have model" for serious collectors! Identical to this one. I own a 1936 with a 13AL movement as noted by Jim.

Well found!

1941 Physician

Geoff Baker
Posted February 10, 2021 - 9:19pm

Nice pick up Tom, you're getting some good ones.....1941 Bulova Physician.

plainsmen
Posted February 11, 2021 - 12:39am

Physician.... grwat snag!

jabs
Posted February 11, 2021 - 9:33am

1941 Bulova Physician. what else