Is this Bulova Drivers Watch rare????

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Dear friends.

Is this Bulova drivers watch rare. I cant find any information about its ultra curved. Like the Gruen ultra curved curvex drivers watch. I know its about from 1935.

All information appreciated.

Here is a screen shot from the side.

 

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bobbee
Posted May 9, 2013 - 4:28am

Ultra rare.

 Only ad I have seen for a Curvex Bulova 1938 ad.

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airborne
Posted May 9, 2013 - 4:33am

Thank you for your answer Boobee. I thinked that myself.Because there is no info about this watch anywhere.

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airborne
Posted May 9, 2013 - 4:50am

I like it very much. Very cool to have on the side off the arm. And very practical.

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bobbee
Posted May 9, 2013 - 5:06am

  You got any more pics? We like full-frontals, just like anywhere else!

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airborne
Posted May 9, 2013 - 5:12am

I am away now. Going to upload front off watch in a couple off hour's

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bobbee
Posted May 9, 2013 - 5:16am

   TEASE!

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Reverend Rob
Posted May 9, 2013 - 9:17am

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Curvex, as noted, is a Gruen patented trademark, both in case design and movt design. Bulova themselves probably never used the word, although this didn't stop the jewellers or the public from calling everything curved a 'curvex'. The Gruen curvex is actually more curved and thin, due to the multi-level train layout of the movt. Non-Gruen curved watches are always thicker, and the curve is due to the case alone. 

Designed for "smartness"?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 9, 2013 - 10:12am

a true Drivers Watch, worn on the side of the Wrist for ease of viewing whilst Driving.

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airborne
Posted May 9, 2013 - 10:12am

Here is the front off the watch. This drivers watch in this model is the first i have seen.

 

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bobbee
Posted May 9, 2013 - 10:16am

These are fascinating watches, but would they fit the average wrist today?
If the vintage watches with original straps I have from around this time are anything to go by, and I have a 7.5 inch wrist, no!

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airborne
Posted May 9, 2013 - 10:23am

I have seen this modell from Gruen many times. Its the first time i have seen it made by Bulova.

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bobbee
Posted May 9, 2013 - 10:29am

Bulova case would make this a first for me too.

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airborne
Posted May 9, 2013 - 10:34am

I have a large wrist and it sits perfect on the side off the arm

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bobbee
Posted May 9, 2013 - 10:40am

Send it to me to try on....

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airborne
Posted May 9, 2013 - 10:45am

Were do you live.......  :-)

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bobbee
Posted May 9, 2013 - 11:32am

I was wrong, there is one other I know of, here:http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1930-1939/a1938-curvex/

I live in cloud cuckoo land if I believe you will send it!  :^D

 

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airborne
Posted May 9, 2013 - 12:19pm

Your a funny man bobbee. I like your humor.

JP
Posted May 9, 2013 - 6:33pm

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Who's joking?? Just pack it up and send it to the man. He lives in England and is not only funny but honest,trustworthy and a good boy scout. ; ^ )

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bobbee
Posted May 9, 2013 - 9:48pm

Hey Johnny boy, you forgot handsome and kind to animals!
It's all in my Resume I sent to the Daily Planet when I applied for the reporter job...

awardwin
Posted December 27, 2013 - 1:48pm

What is the value?

JP
Posted December 27, 2013 - 2:18pm

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We don't offer pricing on a watch since the price is what ever a collector is willing to pay. Any where from $1.00 to $10,000.00.

awardwin
Posted January 5, 2014 - 6:16pm

If you want to say that the price of anything is based on what a collector is willing to pay, then nothing could ever be appraised. However, if you watch the antiques roadshow, or look at auction catalogs, you can see what similar items have sold for in the past to get an "estimated" value.

All I am asking is what similar models have sold for in the past. It is an absolute cop out to say "We don't offer pricing on a watch since the price is what ever a collector is willing to pay. Any where from $1.00 to $10,000.00."

awardwin
Posted January 14, 2014 - 9:16pm

I have one of these watches and I am selling it on ebay if anyone is interested.