13AE movement

I am looking to buy a watch which has a 13AE movement but I can see no record of this movement. Has any one come across one of these movements ?  Thankyou

terry

el tel
Posted September 15, 2016 - 9:09am

Just to add to the above I did a search of this website and there was a passing reference to a 13AE movement under comments about the 13AF movement.

terry

el tel
Posted September 21, 2016 - 12:30am

Is there any one out there who could help with my question please.

terry

Geoff Baker
Posted September 21, 2016 - 4:44am

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Terry, I've checked my records and do not have one, I never have either. Do you have one now? Can you add a photo? Is it the sweep second hand model?

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 21, 2016 - 7:29am

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The 13AE and 13AF share the same ebauche, which is the FHF 8044. You will need to find the actual Bulova movt, as the FHF one does have some differences, and this is common.

Watches with this movt include the Douglas, Templan and Lone Eagle, as shown in the database, but there are probably others. I don't have this movt but I have seen it in the forementioned watches. 

 

el tel
Posted September 21, 2016 - 8:53am

The movement is dated 1936 and has a sweep second hand with an inner 60 second face. I believe they are some times referred to as a doctors watch . The case is similar to a 1933 Oakley. I have seen a similar dial advertised on eBay in the USA. My concern was whether this was a genuine Bulova movement as there is virtually no information about the 13AE.

I am currently on holiday and will have the watch next week when I will attempt to post some photos.

Thankyou for your assistance.

terry

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 22, 2016 - 9:38am

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I wouldn't say Bulova movts are never faked, but I've never seen such a one. It is usually very easy to identify fakes of almost any kind.

In the case of Bulova, your movt should bear the stampings that ID most Bulovas, and from this age range they are quite standard.  It will be stamped Bulova and have the calibre stamped as well. It will have the square stamp for 1936 and the import code on the balance bridge for Bulova. 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 23, 2016 - 8:19am

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When you get back from holiday it would be great to see a photo of the movement.