Bulova 1943 -Unknown

Submitted by Vickie on November 17, 2021 - 6:51pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
3/8" x 7/16"
Additional Information

I listed the date as 1944, but because the circle code was used in three separate years, I chose one randomly. I do not know how to calculate the year based on the case serial number. Also I've listed the serial number as 358781, but the 5th number is very thick and could possibly be a "3" instead of an "8." 

Watch front
Watch back
Full watch with band
Kathy L.
Posted November 18, 2021 - 3:12pm

Hi Vickie,  Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing this lovely watch with us.  Wow, I have never seen this model before and love it!  The lugs are very similar to a few mid to late 40s watches, like Arlene, and Betsy Ross.  The O 14K O is not a date code but indicates solid 14K like this one is marked on the back.  https://mybulova.com/watches/1948-betsy-ross-9741. By your serial # I would date this 1943.  Getting a photo of the movement would give us a date code to also help date the watch.  If you ever take it to a jeweler you can ask them to let you snap a photo of the movement.  Lovely watch, enjoy it!

1943 Bulova Unknown

Posted November 20, 2021 - 8:52am

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thank you Kathy for your comments. Very helpful! This is all new to me (obviously) and I appreciate you taking the time to comment and explain.

Posted November 18, 2021 - 6:03pm

I spent some time on this one, came back to it several times and come up empty as well. Love the watch, it has a Roman architecture feel.

Sorry, Unknown - 1943 based on case s/n.

Posted November 20, 2021 - 8:54am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Hi, thanks so much for your effort! Nice observation about the "architecture."

Posted November 20, 2021 - 9:29am

In reply to by Vickie

My first thought when I viewed your watch was "Roman Column"  The design is really out of the ordinary.  :o)



Posted November 20, 2021 - 10:00am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I can see that! It definitely has that Ionic or Corinthian scroll/curl feel to it.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 19, 2021 - 9:24pm

Clearly a Bulova case and movement. I find no match at all. 1943 Bulova Unknown

Posted November 20, 2021 - 12:33am

I thought I had commented on this watch, but must have not saved it.

I searched through the 30s/40s/50s adverts and found nothing that matched.

Unknown for now also for me.