President Madison

Bulova 1927 President Madison

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
8AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7529938
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
 

We received this unfortunate Bulova recently and it's hairspring is badly bent, we will see what the result is after we straighten it, or if we have to replace it. I may have mentioned this elsewhere, but  under no circumstances should anyone who has not had training try and straighten a hairspring or touch a hairspring. They are easily destroyed, and once straightened do not behave as well as a pristine or new hairspring. Fitting a new one is not as simple as it sounds, the spring must be properly pinned at the collet, with the correct number of coils, cut to length and the balance vibrated to the frequency. Then the balance must be re-set for beat error and in these old watches this is not a simple thing either, as the stud carriers are usually non-movable. All in all, a time consuming and costly repair, even if you can get one already pinned as a spare and authentic Bulova part, sometimes they are not cut. 

Ok, rant over......

Patent date stamped 1927 with a square on the movt. The 8AN is the forerunner of the 9AN, although the 10AN was a different calibre ebauche, all by FHF. 

I'm thinking President Madison, although I see the one in our db is the 9AN.

 

 

       
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1927 President Madison Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch

Bulova 1929 President Madison

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
9AT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
419104
Case Serial No.: 
9344707
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
19, 6 x 25 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1929 President Madison

Link to full adv http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1930-4b.jpg

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1929 President Madison
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Bulova 1928 President Madison

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
9AT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
335250
Case Serial No.: 
8326423
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is a men's high art deco styled 1928 Bulova "curtis" model. The case is 14K white gold (RG) with deep engraving on bezel, lugs and along case sides with black enamel. It's 25 mm without crown and 37 mm from lug to lug.

The face is BULOVA marked with sub-second, no spotting, clean with light toning. The crown has coin edging. Back plate is stainless with no personal engraving. The movement has been trial timed.

Just updated the case serial # and the movement information. I will try to upload better pictures soon. The following information is extracted from the case back:

 

PAT. JAN. 11 1927

BULOVA

14K

GOLD FILLED

NEW YORK

8326423   

There are some other markings as well but I can't really read them such as W.77 77-3  E160

 

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1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1929 President Madison

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
9AT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
423138
Case Serial No.: 
9467026
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Hinged case with black enamel on 8 locations around the bezel.

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
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Bulova 1930 President Madison

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
9AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
88195
Case Serial No.: 
0048828
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
24.3 x19.2mm Custom Grind
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1927 Bulova Curtis 17J 9AN with Square date code, refinished & relumed Butler dial with refinished Cathedral hands. 14 K White Gold filled hinged case with a NOS 12K Gold filled Handi-fold rolled edge mesh band. The movement has been completely gone through with many new parts including a new mainspring.

I received this as a Christmas gift last year (2010) with a bunch of other vintage Bulova parts watches, and finally finished it up today installing the new band...Oh well, some things take time...

**Update 9-9-12 Resubmitted to the panel for name correction to "President Madison" due to new ad found by Mark (FifthAvenueRestoration).

The new ad is very hard to read, but the watch pictured looks like a match.

**Update 9-14-12 Model year changed to case serial number date.

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1927 Bulova Curtis 17J 9AN
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1927 President Madison

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
9AN
Movement Serial No.: 
301372
Case Serial No.: 
6565185
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1927 Bulova Curtis. Dial and original hands restored and relumed.

3/25/2011

Update 10/25/2012 from Curtis to President Madison

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Geoffrey Baker 1927 Bulova President Madison Watch
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Bulova 1928 President Madison

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
unk
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

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Bulova watch

Bulova 1930 President Madison

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Model: 
unk
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

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