Bulova 1942 President

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on April 6, 2011 - 11:43pm
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Rose Gold Case measures 35mm lug to lug X 21mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers. Caseback is Rose Gold. Grey, White and Rose Gold Dial will need refinished or replaced. 21 Jewel 7 AP New Glass Crystal.

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Posted April 7, 2011 - 1:37pm

 A nice early model with the 7AP isn't it.

Posted April 7, 2011 - 2:19pm


I'm confused by the Dial.

The ad for 'F' and examples in the database show a Dial with printed Black 'Bulova logo' and Black Roman numerals.

The Dial on this Watch is showing a Silver or White Bulova logo with the same Silver (or White numerals) which seems odd considering the White border they are placed on.

Dial is obviously original but worn and dirty.

Silver numerals on White border or White on Silver border perhaps?

Posted October 2, 2011 - 8:56am

Caught this image - same Dial IMO.

White / Grey with Copper - Grey Hands - are the numerals Copper??

Posted October 2, 2011 - 9:01am

Hrmm... I've had 3 of these and I can't remember.  I still have this one at home so I'll take a look next week.  I think they're black though.

Posted October 2, 2011 - 9:14am

Mine has the black logo, black numerals but......... I have seen both color logos with both black numerals or copper. I think Fifth's had the black print numerals and registers because that's what has worn off.

Gonna need alot of work to save that one.

Posted October 2, 2011 - 9:43am

Thanks Guys,

IDC has the Dial - North of $40 is the damage so far.... Want to get the numerals correct.

Would the numeral wear off yet leave the lighter shadow of where they once were, I was thinking these could possibly be an applied Copper or simply a lighter shade of White??

Wayne Hanley
Posted October 2, 2011 - 7:22pm

On my Prez F the outer minute track is copper base with black minute indicies. Minute track base appears to be white/silver base, same as seconds chapter, with black roman numerals. Center rectangle appears silver color with black BULOVA logo. Center silver rectangle has a very thin black outline. All hands are silver color.

Everything on mine appears to be the same as yours except the black BULOVA logo on mine.