Bulova 1942 -Unknown

Submitted by JimDon5822 on October 13, 2020 - 12:09am
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Here is a rare one.   It is a 1942 "Drivers Watch" so called because it had hinged lugs and was designed to be worn on the side of the wrist by drivers so that they did not have to take their hands off of the steering wheel in the pre-power steering era.   The case appears to be similar to a Beacon but this has 8 notches vs 10 on the Beacon.  The case is rose gold with a stainless back with a great engraving of "Tim From the Boys 1943" .  The dial is copper color with black hour markers and blued hands.  The case has fully hinged and articulated lugs.  The movement is 21 Jewels and a 10AK with a 1942 T date code.  There is another example in the database listed as an unknown.   https://mybulova.com/watches/1942-unknown-687

1942 Driver
1942 Driver 2
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1942 Drivrer 4
Kathy L.
Posted October 13, 2020 - 10:23am

Love the watch and the inscription!  I know if there was an ad you would have found it : ) 


Posted October 13, 2020 - 8:59pm

Neat watch, Jim. I'm a fan of swiveling lug cases. It goes without saying the case is marked Bulova either outside or in? I see one of these every so often, but have no idea what it is.

Unknown for me as well.

Posted October 13, 2020 - 10:02pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Yes it is a Bulova marked case.  I meant to say the case is like a Revere.  The Revere has 10 bumps on the lugs while this one has only 8.  

Geoff Baker
Posted October 13, 2020 - 10:29pm

Cool watch Jim, nice snag.

1942 Bulova Unknown

Posted October 14, 2020 - 2:26am

Unknown but we see them pop up now and again.