Bulova 1943 Chesterfield

Submitted by watchdragon on
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Tuxedo case with a Chesterfield movement, swiss movement, BXW mark on balance bridge, 17AH movement, case is stamped Bulova 10k Rolled Gold plate sterling base New York

What appears to be the art-deco style face
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Ad from 1943 showing both the tuxedo as well as the Chesterfield models
Posted June 5, 2024 - 8:42pm

Recently purchased this pocketwatch on ebay in running condition, trying to see if the little bit of information I've been able to find is correct. I did notice it has three letters stamped in very small size (BXW) on the movement and then inside the movement i also noticed in even smaller font the numbers 82 not sure what those are for, didn't even realize they were there until i used a 10x jewelers loupe to look over the movement. 

Geoff Baker
Posted June 5, 2024 - 8:51pm

Please submit a photo of the whole watch, front and back please? Difficult to identify from the photos you've posted

Posted June 5, 2024 - 9:30pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Back of case is plain, i would include a photo but being restricted to 250k my phones resolution is too high.  

Posted June 6, 2024 - 7:25am

In reply to by watchdragon

Please use an online tool to reduce the size of your photos, otherwise we won't be able to accurately ID your watch.

You can email me your photos to admin@mybulova.com if you get stuck.

Posted June 6, 2024 - 6:15pm

Based on the new photos, I can confirm it's a 1943 Bulova Chesterfield pocket watch.

Posted June 6, 2024 - 11:07pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I did notice from the photos that I have found though it appears that they mixed the Chesterfield movement with a Tuxedo case in an attempt to "class" it up, it mixes the art deco style of the Chesterfield and the engraved bezel of the Tuxedo. In my opinion it makes for a nice, classy looking watch. Hopefully i can find some good excuse to wear it and show it off.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 6, 2024 - 10:23pm

1943 Bulova Chesterfield is a good ID.  1940 Advert  (PS, the copy writer.......whew)


Posted June 6, 2024 - 11:11pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Very true, who'd have guessed that 80 years later it is still keeping almost perfect time. I believe it runs about 2-3 minutes fast per day, better than a newer Elgin automatic that i purchased. 

Posted June 7, 2024 - 6:23pm

Nice watch!! I will agree

1943 Chesterfield looks to be a match