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Bulova 1943 Regulator

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Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10BA

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2795530

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

20.2MM x 22.5MM DOMED

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I believe I have found the elusive Bulova Regulator.   This is the civilian version of the Medical Officer.  The biggest difference is the smaller second markers on the inner sub dial and applied hours  markers versus the lumed markers on the Medical Officer.  This is a 25.5M x 35M at the lug watch in 10KT rolled yellow gold plate.   The movement is a 10BA with a date code of X.   It is missing the second hand and sweep second wheel.   It is running and keeping great time otherwise.  I just need to find the missing wheel and second hand.  Hopefully I have a suitable one in my parts archive.  I noticed there does not seem to be a Regulator on the MyBulova site.

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1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
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Reverend Rob
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Posted November 21, 2018 - 10:49pm

It does look like the advert. Nothing else in the dB, this is a new one on me.

Is the long upper pivot intact for the sweep driving wheel? Sometimes they would break and that made the sweep mechanism kaput. Might have to find a donor movt.

JimDon5822
Posted November 21, 2018 - 10:58pm

Reverend Rob wrote:

It does look like the advert. Nothing else in the dB, this is a new one on me.

Is the long upper pivot intact for the sweep driving wheel? Sometimes they would break and that made the sweep mechanism kaput. Might have to find a donor movt.

I am going to have to take it apart this weekend. I have about 6 watches to work on including 4 Bulovas.  I just bought a donor movement on Ebay with a red second hand.   It should work.  Not sure what color the original second hand would have been but it was a good price.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 22, 2018 - 7:35am

Neat watch, this is a first for me as well. It certainly does appear to match the ad. Nice find! Hopefully you can restore it.

Geoff Baker
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Posted November 22, 2018 - 9:23am

The full advert, looks matchy matchy to me

1943 Bulova Regulator

 

JimDon5822
Posted November 22, 2018 - 9:29am

 Thank you .   The ad makes it look like a golden secondhand.  Anyone by any chance have a short second hand in gold.  

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 22, 2018 - 11:18am

Nice find!  Ad looks like a match to me as well.

1943 Bulova Regulator

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 22, 2018 - 11:20am

As noted above, I agree.

1943 Bulova Regulator

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 22, 2018 - 11:58am

1943 Bulova Regulator

JimDon5822
Posted November 22, 2018 - 9:50pm

Thank you.  Happy to add a new one to the database!  I had a gut feeling when I purchased it I had a rare one.  

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Reverend Rob
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Posted November 22, 2018 - 11:27pm

1943 Bulova Regulator.