Bulova 1941 -Unknown

Submitted by plainsmen on January 18, 2021 - 7:49pm
Manufacture Year
1941
Movement Model
8AE
Movement Date Code
Asterisk
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
1211792
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
19.18 x 17.55, Bulova 2MA192 174
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

It doesn't happen very often anymore, but when it does, it's pretty sweet.  I have NO idea what this watch is, as it's the first time I've ever seen it.

A two toned bezel.  It almost looks rose gold, but it's doesn't see quite there?

Thr bezel has the yellow/light rose as a base and a line of white gold (assumed) at the top and bottom.  We do have a couple models in the ads that show two toned models in this time-frame, but I've not seen this one.

Crystal was cracked and I went to my limited stock and found a pretty perfect match, so maybe that will help ID it.

Case is approximately 21.22mm x 28.02mm

34.83mm tip of lugs

 

1941 Bulova Unknown Mens 1-18-21 Serial1941 Bulova Unknown Mens 1-18-21 Stamp

1941 Bulova Unknown Mens 1-18-21 Frt
1941 Bulova Unknown Mens 1-18-21 Lft
1941 Bulova Unknown Mens 1-18-21 Rht
1941 Bulova Unknown Mens 1-18-21 Mvt
1941 Bulova Unknown Mens 1-18-21 Back
1941 Bulova Unknown Mens 1-18-21 Crystal
neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 18, 2021 - 8:41pm

What a great find! I don't recognize the watch, but have this to offer about the inscription. Leo was a member of a coastal artillery battery (anti-aircraft) that defended the US coast . The unit also fought in Africa and Sardinia. I believe he died in Dundee, Michigan in 2003.

coastal artillery

Great watch and great inscription. Still looking for an ID. I personally would leave the dial as-is...wish this watch could talk!

plainsmen
Posted January 18, 2021 - 8:44pm

Good info!

As we're essentially looking at the Broadcaster or Squadron type dial here... probably needs blued or gold index hands eh?

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 18, 2021 - 9:00pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Man, I wouldn't even venture a guess on the hands. If it was mine, I think I would leave the hands that are there on it until it's determined what it is. It would be a shame to inadvertently "customize"  it. 

Geoff Baker
Posted January 18, 2021 - 9:47pm

"all the stories it could tell" Tis is a sweet find Jerin a sweet find indeed. I charge you now with naming it.

JimDon5822
Posted January 18, 2021 - 11:18pm

There is a all yellow gold color model on on watchophilia.  It shows blued stick hands.   Yours has what looks like white gold bars on the bezel.  Looks like we have another unknown model on our hands.  Unknowns keep showing up even though we have found 100s of ads.  1941 Bulova Unknown

Kathy L.
Posted January 19, 2021 - 9:41am

This is a really cool find!  Very unique two tone I have not seen.

Unknown for now

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 19, 2021 - 10:46am

Sorry, no luck. I gotta go

Unknown for now.