Bulova 1943 Senator

Submitted by Mikesunwest on July 31, 2019 - 6:34pm
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Rectangle 18mm x 27mm
Watch Description

Sales receipt dated 1943 Peoria, IL

Movement has a small symbol stamped, looks similar to a 4 leaf clover, but not sure.

Recently serviced, runs well, crystal and mainspring has been replaced

Bracelett Kressier

Inside of caseback Bulova, 10k Rolled Gold Plated Bezel

Stainless steel, New York

Believe Model to be Senator, comes with original veletlined box labeled

Bulova Fifth Avenue, New York    Senator

1943 Senator Bulova Gold color watch #1
1943 Senator Bulova Gold color watch movement
1943 Senator Bulova Gold color watch backcase number
1943 Senator Bulova Gold color watch box
1943 Senator Bulova Gold color watch sales receipt
Kathy L.
Posted July 31, 2019 - 7:03pm

What a nice package with the case and receipt!  The movement date symbol is most likely an X that wasn't quite struck deep enough and would be for 1943.  A very nice Senator.  Interesting that they purchased a bracelet band at the time of purchase.  Might be that they bought it on a leather band and bought a bracelet to change out.  

1943 Bulova Senator (probably "A" from the price point but will see what everyone thinks)

Geoff Baker
Posted July 31, 2019 - 10:12pm

Nice watch Mike-Senator is a good match. I'm going without a variant on this one, not so sure on the "A" suggestion, I'd like to see more evidence that we have.

1943 Bulova Senator


Posted August 1, 2019 - 5:59am

1943 Bulova Senator

Posted August 1, 2019 - 7:31am

This looks to be the Senator 'E' based on the yellow gold case, dial design, and this particular band.


Sold price does not match any ads; looks to have been on sale!

Kathy L.
Posted August 1, 2019 - 10:02am

Nice ad match Ken!  "E" it is!

1943 Bulova Senator "E"

Posted August 1, 2019 - 10:27am

variant "E" is good vote

Well done Ken !!

Reverend Rob
Posted August 1, 2019 - 10:50am

1943 Senator 'E.'

Even on sale, with taxes added, this is over $700 in today's money. Now, while I don't think that's overly expensive for a Swiss watch, I see a lot of customers daily who balk at anything over $100. Our perceptions in general, have changed with the ready availability of cheap products that don't last.

Posted August 5, 2019 - 7:48am

1943 Bulova Senator "E"

Posted September 13, 2019 - 4:46pm

Watch has been sold, thank you.  Mike


Reverend Rob
Posted September 13, 2019 - 11:33pm

I recently had a conversation with a customer who was outraged when he went to buy a Breitling (The store also sold Ulysse Nardin, who do the same thing I am about to describe) and was charged separately for the bracelet, to the tune of another $1200 or so.

It is interesting to see via the above bill of sale that they were doing this so many years ago.

Kind of like, "This is the new  car you have selected, did you want wheels with it?"