Bulova 1941 President

Submitted by patlowe on March 25, 2011 - 7:57pm
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Bulova watch with case

Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Posted March 25, 2011 - 8:03pm

Not sure of year of manufacture as serial number on case is not informative.

Want to know the model. It was my granfather's watch and was in the house when I was a child, 55 years ago.

Posted March 25, 2011 - 8:11pm



Best  :-)  Scott

Posted March 25, 2011 - 8:14pm

PS: The watch is 21 jewel with a Speidel (patent #2,689,450) band, with my grandfather's initials, W S engraved on the rear.  The band is rose gold on the front and stainless steel on the rear. The watch is "14k gold filled". The watch ran for only 10 minutes when I wound it slightly. I would like an opinion about its condition, judging from its appearance in the picture.

Posted March 25, 2011 - 8:35pm

You have a 1945 Bulova President Model "F" found here, all the way to the right:


The condition looks to be ok.  You need a crystal (glass) for the front or try to polish the scratches out.  A good polish on the watch itself.  We really can't see the whole watch to give you a probably condition on the metal, but it seems ok at first glance.

The band seems in ok shape, but doesn't really fit the watch's curves in my personal opinion.  If it runs... that's great.  It will absolutely need a good cleaning inside it's guts in order for it to keep ticking.


Posted March 26, 2011 - 1:03am


It looks like my band is not the original, but it still looks nice with the watch as the color match is good. True, the watch is a bit convex,  while the band is concave along the front.

Is it unusual for the velvet case to be in such good condition?


Posted March 26, 2011 - 1:10am

It depends... sometimes they're shot.. sometimes they're excellent.  Just depends on who owned them and where they've been for 70 years.

Posted January 19, 2012 - 6:06pm

I recently purchased this same watch and have taken it to a repair lady. I know it needs a balance staff and half spring kit with balance wheel. I will place pictures and info on the site when  I get it back. Mine has the original band and looks perfect. The dial is flawless as is the case and band and crystal. I have no history on the previous owner so I can only  guess that it was some one who took very good care of it. You should enjoy yours as I will enjoy mine.


Posted January 19, 2012 - 6:39pm

I concour with Plainsmen, it's a "President F", I've had several and there are ads in the database.

William Smith
Posted September 6, 2012 - 2:33am

Looks like the Pres "F" to me.  :} Wonder about the year if the case serial number begins with a 1?

Posted September 6, 2012 - 6:25am


21 Jewels