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Bulova 1942 Apollo

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Model ID rating explained.
2.802

Manufacture Year: 

1942

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

10BE

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2379423

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

ROUND 22.08MM

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1942?

Caseback has serial # only.

Inside caseback,BULOVA,10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL,STAINLESS BACK,NEW YORK.

Dial has applied gold bulova logo and numbers,sub seconds dial has numerals every 10 seconds and is marked SWISS at the bottom,Gold hands.

Case is small at 26.12mm without the crown and lugs.

The closest model to this that I could find is the 1938 Apollo in the database.They bothseem to share similar dials,hands and case.

 

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1955mercury
Posted February 20, 2015 - 11:24pm

Hey again Den. This is an ad I have from Canada. It isn't dated but it mentions all of Canada is on the job to win the war. So I think that would put it during WWII.

I kinda like the name "Interceptor" and it looks like a match to me.

denupnorth
Posted February 21, 2015 - 3:28am

Looks close Merc,the numbers are applied gold and so is the bulova logo on mine as the one in the ad lloks to have paited ones.Also there are no numbers on the seconds dial.Interceptor sounds nice but I'm still thinking Apollo.

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1955mercury
Posted February 21, 2015 - 7:01am

You're right Den. I missed those details.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted February 21, 2015 - 4:56am

I do not feel that the case corresponded neither Apollo nor Interceptor

keep looking

denupnorth
Posted February 21, 2015 - 8:20am

Jabs,check out watchophilia's 1936 magazine ad(canadian magazine ad).The Apollo on this ad sure looks like a match to this watch.To me everything,the case,dial,hands and even the seconds sub dial is a match down to the numbers every 10 seconds.

 

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1955mercury
Posted February 21, 2015 - 8:42am

I think this one is the one in that ad Den. It's a 1938.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted February 21, 2015 - 9:26am

You're right looks the same as Apollo ´36

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1955mercury
Posted February 21, 2015 - 8:31am

I'm not coming up with anything that matches. I've got this 1941 Bulova that appears to have the same case, but the dials don't match.

 

 

denupnorth
Posted February 21, 2015 - 9:22am

That's close.

 

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 21, 2015 - 12:24pm

Check the "hips" on the outside of the lugs (where they meet the bezel) in subject watch. Compare to "no hips" in Apollo ad, and "no hips" in Fifth's 1938 example.  There is also a a circular "step" to the bezel in subject watch, not seen in the Apollo ad or the 1938 or 1937 watch examples in database.
 

The case in the inteceptor ad more closly matches subject watch.