Bulova 1946 Senator

Submitted by V.Scott on July 31, 2020 - 6:36am
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This is my first Bulova given to me by my parents for Christmas about 30 years ago. It is solid rose gold. The Crystal, second hand and band have been replaced. Was serviced last a few years ago and functions perfectly.

Has a bit of age on it.
Keeps time perfectly.
Rose gold back.
14K Gold Bulova
Swiss movement.
Posted July 31, 2020 - 7:05am

Hello All,

Thank you for accepting me into the group. I have several watches to share. I've been using your information to research my older ones and finally got around to signing up. I'm not positive on all of my findings. More information is always appreciated.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 31, 2020 - 7:19pm

Hello V Scott, welcome to myBulova. I'm fascinated that your parents gifted you a watch that was already over 40 years old, is a family piece? I would tag this as a 1946 Bulova Senator, I don't think I've seen one in solid gold, very nice. Thanks for sharing it.

Posted July 31, 2020 - 8:01pm

Welcome to MyBulova.  Wonderful watch.   I don't recall seeing a gold Senator before.  I do know some models came in gold filled and gold but we need to confirm it with an ad.  Tentative Senator.

Posted July 31, 2020 - 8:05pm

As far as I know it is solid rose gold. I was a bit surprised when I discovered the history. At the time, my parents owned an antiques mall. I guess they just picked it out of inventory and said "Lets give Scott a watch." No complaining. 

Posted August 1, 2020 - 2:19am

Here's a great advert showing your watch. The hands I suspect my have been replaced at one time, but the combination of case and dial make it a 1946 Bulova Senator.

Solid gold case does make this an extra special one.

Posted August 1, 2020 - 4:59am

That is possible. I replaced the second hand a few years ago after losing it. The lens was replaced about 30 years ago. If they were replaced it would have been before I received it. In my researches I noticed many were gold filled, though not all. To all appearances this one is solid. I could be wrong.

Posted August 1, 2020 - 5:24am

Although I've never encountered a solid gold Senator, I am inclined to agree that is what it is unless a period ad surfaces calling it something else. Nice watch, thanks for sharing.

1946 Senator