Bulova 1941 Medical Officer

Submitted by Wayne Hanley on November 20, 2010 - 7:02pm
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Looks like an excellent restoration specimen.


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Posted November 20, 2010 - 7:31pm

Very nice bro!  That is going to look fantastic cleaned up.  Great find and congrats!

Posted December 19, 2010 - 7:56pm

Ah HA!!  I think I may have found this ID!!

From a 1941 Spiegel Catalog... this shows this watch as the

1941 Bulova Regulator

Wayne Hanley
Posted December 19, 2010 - 8:22pm

In reply to by plainsmen


Didn't you give it the name Medical Officer? What was the source data for that name? Mine has the ruggedized look that fits a wartime Medical officer.

If Speigal is the advertizer that should be proof enough to change the watch name.



Posted December 19, 2010 - 8:26pm

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

Nah that was Scott... he's the one ID'd the Surgeon's aka Doctor's I dig.  He's the one that divulged the Surgeon, Physician, and Medical Officer model names.

Yeah... pretty cool to find a decent 1941 ad from that Spiegel catalog.   I sent them to Admin... they're at weird angles as they're photo's of the Bulova's on there but hopefully Admin can make them usable.

Wayne Hanley
Posted December 21, 2010 - 12:12pm

In reply to by plainsmen


Thank you & keep up the search you have a good eye.

Happy Holidays to You & Yours


Posted January 3, 2011 - 1:35am

Wayne.... I'm going to eat crow here I think... check this out... from a 1942 ad... maybe they changed it from the Regular to the Medical Officer?  Who knows....

Stephen Ollman
Posted January 3, 2011 - 1:59am

They have different dials so I think your safe in justifying a different model name. The 'Medical Officer' puts a military slant on this watch as does the radium dial. Where as the one above in the ad may have been a civilian version. Although what the hell is a Regulator, other than something that regulates the timing of a balance wheel.

I think its safe to say that this watch at the top is a "Military Officer' and the watch listed within the post is a civilian version called the "Regulator"

Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:08pm

Stephen, You nailed that bang on!

Posted January 3, 2011 - 2:59pm

Here in the U.S 'Regulators' during civil War times were groups of Civilian enforcers.

History class dismissed....