Excellent 1940's Vintage Bulova 14K Rose Gold Filled Conrad

Looking for that special vintage timepiece that will have all your friends asking "where did you get that?", then this is the watch for you! These get tougher to find every day, especially in this fine condition. This watch has been serviced by a master watchmaker and comes with a new leather strap. This watch is READY TO GO.  If you want the ABSOLUTE BEST in vintage timepieces, with no compromise service, look no further. 

In 1875 Joseph Bulova, a 23-year-old Czech immigrant, opened a small jewelry shop on Maiden Lane in New York City.  By 1912 Bulova had set up its first plant dedicated to the production of watch components and their assembly into jeweled movements in Bienne, Switzerland.  In 1923 the name Bulova Watch Company, Inc. was adopted.  Bulova perfected a new concept in the watch industry of total standardization of parts. Every part of a Bulova watch was made with such precision (standardized to the ten thousandth of an inch) that it was interchangeable with the same part in any other Bulova watch. This revolutionized the servicing of watches in the industry. The Bulova Watch Company went public on the American Stock Exchange in 1927.

This is an excellent example of a rare Vintage Bulova Conrad timepiece.  It features a 14K Rose Gold Filled case with pivoting lugs and a copper colored dial. This watch was made in the early 1940's.  It is four times signed and measures 41mm end to end and 28mm wide, including the gold crown.  The 14K Rose Gold Filled case is in excellent condition with cool pivoting lugs.  The movement is a 17 jewels Swiss made Bulova 8AH which sets and winds smoothly and is running well and keeping excellent time.  The dial is stunning,  featuring a copper face with gold dots instead of numerals that compliment the beautiful period hands.  The crystal is in excellent condition.  The back of the case is also in very good condition and is marked 14K GOLD FILLED BULOVA.  It is marked on the inside BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK.  Comes fitted with a brand new 12mm leather strap.  This watch is very hard to find in this condition and will make an excellent addition to any collection.  

This is a beautiful example of a rare  14K Rose Gold Filled Vintage Bulova Conrad watch that is over 70 years old. 

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