Bulova 1942 Chief

Submitted by 1955mercury on December 22, 2014 - 1:18pm
Manufacture Year
1942
Movement Model
10AX
Movement Date Code
T
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
2093843
Case shape
Stepped
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
G-S CMX419-35 26.7 X 15.6
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I'm pretty sure this one is a 1942 Chief. It has a 10AX 15 jewel movement in a 10k rgp case with a stainless back. I acquired this one with a broken mainspring, broken balance staff, a worn out setting lever, and a scratched and cloudy crystal.  You never know what you're going to get with those watches on that auction site. But it's all fixed and running good now.

1941 Ad.

 

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plainsmen
Posted December 22, 2014 - 1:23pm

I love this watch.  In 1939-40 it was the "Ranger".  Then changed to the Chief.  My 1940 version is what started me on my collecton.  Grandpa's 1940 Ranger he picked during WWII.

1955mercury
Posted December 22, 2014 - 1:44pm

In reply to by plainsmen

 Thanks Plainsmen. I like this styling also. It looks like the ones made in the mid 30's. The first one I bought of this style turned out to be a Frankenstein. The case was an aftermarket. I still have it around here some where. I'm going to take a look at yours, if you have it on here.

Edit: Just looked at yours Plainsmen. It's nice. Still has the correct band on it. I like the look of a little patina on the original dials too. I think that gives the watch character.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 23, 2014 - 5:18am

Rescued Treasure! Great looking watch merc, well done.

Chief

jabs
Posted December 23, 2014 - 5:58am

1942 Chief

William Smith
Posted December 23, 2014 - 4:50pm

1941 ad.  1942 watch.  I'm good w/ Chief for this year.

Andersok
Posted December 23, 2014 - 5:41pm

Agree with Chief, nice looking Bulova

JP
Posted December 25, 2014 - 12:38pm

Chief