Bulova 1940 Medico

Submitted by plainsmen on June 15, 2018 - 11:34pm
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Well... I gotta tell you, it takes a lot for me to get stumped.  I know most of these old dogs, especially around 1940,  but every once in awhile I can still come across something and I'm like... whaaaaaaat the heck is that?!  This watch is one for me.

I have no clue what this watch is.  We have one other in the database posted by FifthAvenue quite awhile ago.  How crazy is that, only two examples of this model in all this time?

Here's Fifth's database entry:  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-unknown-3710

The case is stepped, has sweeping seconds hand.  Just a really unique little watch.  Pretty cool indeed.

Bulova marked case and movement.... this is all Bulova.

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Posted June 16, 2018 - 7:09am

Unknown with the interesting shape of the case

Kathy L.
Posted June 16, 2018 - 8:29pm

That is a cool case.

1940 Unknown

Geoff Baker
Posted June 17, 2018 - 9:32am

I don't even know. Where did this watch come from? I didn't remember ever seeing anything like  until I linked to Marks.....wow, it's cool

1940 Bulova Unknown......it needs a name....

Posted June 17, 2018 - 9:59am

Great watch; it's way ahead of it's time in style. It almost looks like "Art Deco meets the  1970's". Maybe that's why we've never seen one before. It was likely a "fashion flop" in 1940 and was quickly discontinued.

One of the most outstanding unknowns I've seen. Revolutionaly styling to be sure. It certainly does need a name.

1940 Unknown.

Posted June 23, 2018 - 1:09am

Yep, you have me stumped as well. Great center sweep watch. How's the size?

Would imagine some sort of medical model, similar to the Nurses watches we have been discussing lately. Looks more like a mans version.

That case design is very unique for trhe period and I agree typically we see this style from the 1970s.

Alas like Fifth's it's unknown, which is such a shame. 

Posted April 16, 2020 - 7:27pm

1940 Bulova Medico based on this 1939 ad from the Vintage Bulova Adverts.  

1939 Bulova Medico Ad

Posted April 16, 2020 - 8:30pm

No doubt here, good ad find.

1940 Bulova Medico 

Posted April 16, 2020 - 10:00pm

Woah!  Awesome find!  Sooooo nice to ha e a name with a "face" !  😄

Geoff Baker
Posted April 16, 2020 - 10:22pm

yes- I think it's a Medico too  -  1940 Bulova Medico