Dictator

Bulova 1936 Dictator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6538303
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20.6mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Well, I'm excited; here's a new model for the database. 1936 Dictator. Square stamped on movement, caseback has Bulova w/ American Standard Shield. 10K RGP case and back. Should have a braided leather band, but I think the bracelet really makes it "pop". If I ever find a correct leather, I'll probably go "stock" again. Lisa's website has one (1935) listed w/ad and Bobbee uploaded a 1937 ad there showing watch, no question in my mind it's a match. Case/crystal sizes say it's not a Lorna and face color says not a Banker. Neat swivel lugs and round case really narrow it down for ID. Agreed?

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1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch

Bulova 1928 Dictator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
8AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
205323
Case Serial No.: 
8294870
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1928 Bulova Dictator in excellent condition. Nary a mark on the near pristine case. Dial has been relumed. and refinished. June 10, 1924 Bulova New York markings in case back. Came with what I assume to be the original clam shell display case also in very nice condition.

Added 2/17/2016

 

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Geoffrey Baker 1928 Bulova Dictator watch 02172016
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1928 Dictator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
8AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
409302
Case Serial No.: 
8200778
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
26,6 x 16,9 mm
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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1928 Dictator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
8AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
402689
Case Serial No.: 
8294894
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I am pretty sure this is a Dictator model.

 

Inside of case back reads:

Pat. June 10, 1924

Bulova

14K Gold Filled

New York

Movement is a running 17 Jewel 8AN movement

 

I dated this to 1928 based on the case serial number and the movement is a 1927 date based on the square date code.

All of the hands are replacements that are incorrect and when I send this out for service I plan to get the dial refinished to orignal with lume and add a pair of the cathedral styled luminescent hands to go with it.

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1926 Dictator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1926
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
8AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
21868
Case Serial No.: 
6203792
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
2307X17.9
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova Dictator. Inside case back stamped Bulova 14 k Gold Filled New York Pat June 10, 1924. Bracelet is unusual deployment style with two opening clasps

Added 12/11/2011

Case S/N updated 1/25/2013

Photos Updated 11/11/13 - New bracelet

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Geoffrey Baker 1926 Bulova Dictator 11 11 2013
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1927 Dictator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1927
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1927 Bulova Dictator watch