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Bulova 1942 Westchester

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.151429

Manufacture Year: 

1942

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2544023

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

20.8mm x 20.8mm curved both ways top and bottom

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I read an old Westchester thread that mentioned this dial with black painted arabic numbers and blue hands I believe. A 42 Westchester id ID'ed with roman numeral numbers so I'm leaving this one up to you. Didn't see an ad that matched this dial.

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1942 Bulova watch
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brandall54
Posted May 18, 2019 - 12:54pm

#75 for me here.

 

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted May 23, 2019 - 10:58am

I've come back to this one a few times. Based on case and movement, I'm at tentative Westchester unknown variant or the possiblilty of a redial.

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Kathy L.
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Posted May 23, 2019 - 12:05pm

I am leaning towards Unknown because the case shape like the American Nurse/Military Miss/Rocket could be used on several different models.  I am also fine with a tentative Westchester if that is the consensus.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted May 23, 2019 - 5:59pm

I think the case you reference is slightly different in profile between the crystal and case face edge with no angular step line midway, if that makes sense. It's super close, but I think different. Subject watch case appears to be a "one off", not used for any other models besides the Westchester. I may be wrong.

Appears identical to this one, with exception of face variation.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1942-westchester-9752

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Kathy L.
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Posted May 23, 2019 - 6:27pm

I don't think it is the same case as the watches I referenced.  I was just saying this case could be used for different models like those were.  I think this is a mens watch like the Westchester, Surgeon, Black Hawk, etc.  I am just thinking out loud.  I don't know the dimensions of any of them.  

Yes looking at the other watch in the DB and it having the sub second I can see it being called a Westchester tenative.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted May 23, 2019 - 9:16pm

Gotcha, you were making a reference to any number of different models in same/similar cases. After looking for this one and looking at Westchesters, I  remembered a thread where  Rocket was discussed as a potential ID. I guess with that stuck in my head and then reading your post, I added 2+2 and got 5 :o) If you had referenced "Alderman/Stamford" or anything else as an example my brain would have clicked on the thought process and overridden the clutter in there....

denupnorth
Posted May 23, 2019 - 2:36pm

Love those blue hands

 

Geoff Baker
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Posted May 25, 2019 - 8:02am

.....so tentative Westchester?

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Kathy L.
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Posted May 25, 2019 - 10:03am

That is my vote after looking at the one Bob linked.  Looks like the same case and dial style so probably a case of many variants.  

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brandall54
Posted May 25, 2019 - 11:02pm

While research the purchase of the one I just remember reading a thread that made mention of black painted numbers vs applied gilt. I can't can't remember which thread or which model but I wound up at the Westchester that the dial appears different than the one in the database