empressissi™ is pleased to offer this elegant and all original dress watch for men from the early 40s by the fine maker BULOVA, known as the 'Minute Man' model with a rare original black dial variant and decorated lugs. It is ready to wear, gift or add to your collection.
The watch houses an uncommon 7AH manual wind Bulova caliber, running on 17 jewels with sub seconds and it is an early example of the barrel shaped movement that led Bulova dress watches for the next 10+ years ahead. It is cased in a 10K gold filled case in overall excellent condition with a minor dent near the 11. The case has a near mint crystal and original crown.
The dial is a rare factory made black tone in well preserved condition with gilt print and comes with the original set of hands.
This collectible BULOVA watch measures 21mm side to side (excluding crown) and 42mm from top lug to bottom lug and is modest in size even for a vintage watch.
Attached to this watch is its original and rare STURDY gold filled bracelet with foldable clasp in excellent condition, will fit a wrist of up to 175mm.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards; To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.