Bulova 1942 Stop-Watch

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on November 3, 2020 - 9:49am
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Got this one yesterday from another collector who owned it for 5 years. He received it on the Topps Pigskin band with gold plated buckle and keepers as seen. It's possible it's original to the watch.

Smallest diameter monopusher chronograph mechanical movement ever produced by anyone.

Runs and sets perfect. Push button once, center hand chrono starts. Push it again and it stops. Third push and hand does a crisp flyback right to zero (12). Previous owner had it serviced and replaced the crystal.

I have been hunting one of these for a long time and was able to purchase this exceptional example for the price of a marginal non-runner with mechanical chrono related issues. Dial and hands appear original. Casing has very light "tipping" wear on lugs, otherwise clean and literally scratch free.

Another bucket list model for me! 1942 Bulova Stop-Watch - One Button


Posted November 3, 2020 - 9:57am


1942 stop watch ad

stop watch 1942

Both ads are dated 1942.

Point of reference: This watch in today's dollars cost $1,078. plus tax when figuring inflation.

Posted November 3, 2020 - 11:40am

I'm good with the "Stop Watch".... though I likednit better when we had no ad and called it the "One Button Chrono"

Posted November 3, 2020 - 1:11pm

Awesome example of a 1942 Bulova Stop Watch.  Congratulations.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 4, 2020 - 9:39pm

What a find - well done Bob

1942 Bulova Stop Watch

Posted November 4, 2020 - 10:13pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks, Geoff, it was a buy it now. I found it a little over 10 minutes after it was listed. Just happened I was in the right place at the right time.

Benjamin Barrera
Posted November 6, 2020 - 10:22pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Congratulations!  I also saw that one when it was still for sale.  I thought the price was fair but luckily for you, I'm not interested in chronographs just yet.  The seller had it listed as a Medico but obviously that's not what it is.  Thanks for bringing it into the myBulova family!

Reverend Rob
Posted November 4, 2020 - 10:31pm

Bucket list model indeed, good catch Bob.