Bulova 1943 Commodore

Submitted by Wayne Hanley on October 30, 2010 - 1:43pm
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14k Rose Gold Filled

Case measures 29 X 33 mm lug to lug!!


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Posted March 29, 2011 - 3:16pm

Another one of my ebay watches...I hope everyone appreciates the photos!

Wayne Hanley
Posted September 14, 2011 - 2:40am

In reply to by timerestoration

To my favorite Horological Hall Monitor.

Here is the eBay auction data.

Super 1940s BULOVA PRINCETON 21J Rose GF Mens Watch!!
Another Authentic Timepiece from TIME RESTORATION!!
Item condition: Pre-owned
Ended: Oct 29, 201016:15:28 PDT
Bid history: 23 bids
Winning bid: US $86.55
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Item number: 170555993097
Item location: Kingston, PA, United States

Here's another GORGEOUS one folks... Up for bid we have a 1940s BULOVA "PRINCETON" Mens Wristwatch!!

The Nautical look 14K rose gold filled Deco BULOVA case measures 29 X 33 mm lug to lug!!
This beauty has a matching rose winding crown!!
The Original BULOVA copper patinated dial looks great with blued steel hands, and a sub seconds dial at the six!! AND, it is topped off with a new old stock crystal!!
The band is a brand new Genuine Leather stitched strap in supple dark chocolate brown that sets off the beauty of this BULOVA Perfectly!!
The 21 jewel BULOVA 10AK U.S.A. manual wind movement has been cleaned and lubricated. It winds and sets smoothly and is running strong!!
Posted March 30, 2011 - 7:36am

I agree.

The Case is not 'PRINCETON', is it stamped?

Wayne Hanley
Posted April 6, 2011 - 5:53pm


I bought it as a 1943 Princeton, it is the first edition of the model.

There is one on eBay as I write: item number: 170622151814



Posted August 13, 2011 - 2:51pm

Is there an ad to show this Watch as a "first edition" 'PRINCETON', or did Joseph Bulova come to You in Your sleep?

the only ad currently on site for the mid 40's (1946) 'PRINCETON' shows a Watch Case with quite different Lugs and a different Dial to the Watch You are showing.

The correct ID for this Watch is 'UNKNOWN'.

Wayne Hanley
Posted August 14, 2011 - 4:49am


Have you been given the authority to change the star voting rules. Have you been appointed Horrological Hall Monitor or something? Have you been given authority to change my watch from 1943 Princeton to Unknown?  I understood that was a panel perogitive. Furthermore, just because my 1943 Bulova Princeton watch is not shown in an ad, does not mean it is not a Bulova Princeton. This kind of situation goes to show you that one person cannot possibly know everything about Bulova watches.

Posted August 14, 2011 - 7:41am

I know enough to call You out on this bogus ID Wayne, as on many others.

The bezel is very suspicious and possibly non Bulova.

Posted August 14, 2011 - 8:04am

Once again, Fifth, you speak out with narrow mind and focus and you also have been wrong on many counts. As Wayne say's, Ebay seller " timerestoration "seems to think so on item # 170622151814 and his case is stamped Bulova. I'd ask him his source for his ID, oops, I just noticed the item goes back to April.  I certainly would not go so far as 3 stars as continued research is in order.

Posted August 14, 2011 - 10:33am


Yes Sir, I most definately will speak out, not so much with narrow mind as You thoughtfully put it but with absolute focus, some call it passion and it promotes healthy discussion, lol.  which hopefully then will be viewed, critiqued and assessed by Collectors of today and of future generations.

IMO a 1 star site rating of 'not confirmed' does not shine any light on the fact that an ID could be/is totally wrong.

I notice the outer back of the Case is stamped Bulova, is the inside? (which, if it is still would not account for a bezel swap) and where is the basis for this ID?

Two very simple questions.