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Bulova 1943 -Unknown

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Probably 1940s. The 1942 date stated is just a guess. 14kt pink (or rose if you prefer) gold filled. Snap case, top loader case (movement lifts out through front once case is separated). 31mm diameter. Hidden lugs. Cannot find in the database.

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neetstuf-4-u's picture
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Posted April 2, 2019 - 12:40pm

Hi brtime1956, cool watch. The S/N starting with a "3" and the "X" on the movement suggest it's a 1943.

I find this one in the "Unknown" section where it has lived unidentified since 2013.

It's one I have never seen besides yours and the one referenced.

Sorry, man. Unknown.

Posted April 2, 2019 - 12:40pm

Cool! Watchophilia shows one of these on her website, but has it listed as "unknown." I suppose there are many such models that had such a short production time that Bulova never assigned it a model name.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted April 2, 2019 - 4:17pm

I have a feeling that all Bulovas had a model name, they seem to have gone out of their way to do this. The early ones sometimes didn't, but would nonetheless sport a number. After a point in the '70's, they seem to have given up on model 'names' and reverted to numbers again. 

But in between- there was no shortage of names. 

Unknown for now.....

Posted April 2, 2019 - 6:21pm

I never even saw the "X" on the movement until you pointed it out. Thanks, neetstuf-4-u.

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Kathy L.
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Posted April 2, 2019 - 7:34pm

Great looking watch.  No luck finding an ad.

Unknown for now.