Bulova 1942 Senator

Submitted by Almaden Excellency on January 3, 2014 - 2:50pm
Manufacture Year
1942
Movement Model
8AE
Movement Date Code
T
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
2552259
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This looks like a Bulova Senator to me. The date code (stylized T) that is stamped on the movement according to the seller's photo (I have not personally opened the watch yet) suggests a 1942 fabrication date.

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FifthAvenueRes…
Posted January 3, 2014 - 3:02pm

2 being the first numeral of the Case serial number also indicates a production Date of 1942, matching the Movement Datecode.

1942 'SENATOR'

and a nice one.

JP
Posted January 3, 2014 - 3:03pm

Senator

Reverend Rob
Posted January 3, 2014 - 7:56pm

Absolutely a Senator. Great looking example.

William Smith
Posted January 4, 2014 - 1:39am

Yep Senator from me too.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 4, 2014 - 12:23pm

Agree with Senator ID, nice one too.

plainsmen
Posted January 5, 2014 - 11:05pm

Yep... Senator for now. I do think this could be the Drake.

bourg01
Posted January 6, 2014 - 9:51pm

Senator, post it.

Almaden Excellency
Posted March 16, 2014 - 12:56am

This was the only one of my Bulova watches that I purchased with a known functional issue. The seller had reported that it was running very fast. By the time I received it, it would only run for a few ticks at a time. I was a bit nervous about it, but am pleased to report that, thanks to Mike Cousineau's (our member Timemachines) attention, it is now working well again. This is one of seven watches I recently had serviced by Mike (a large fraction of my collection; he also worked on my ~1952 President, also listed here).