President

Bulova 1963 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
OW
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
10BZC
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
G368949
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Round Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I picked this unusual lug Bulova 23 Jewel watch today.  It is an M3 but the movement is M1.  It has short lugs on the top and a different lug on the bottom.   It has a gold concentric circle dial.  I thought maybe a Regatta but can't find a match.

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1963 Bulova President OW watch
1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch

Bulova 1931 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
9AF
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1261696
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Wow... I have never seen one of these President's in a two tone before.  I gasped when Is saw it at auction.  It needs a good bath but what a stunner!

Original two tone bracelet is intact and in resonably good shape.  This is about as rare as they come.

The dust cover was intact on this, and it sure did a number on the movement.  Though its sporting a 21 Jewel 9AF.  Which we know were producted from 29-31.  Hrmmm... the ads we have show a 17 Jewel movement.I took a dozen pictures of all angles and blew them all up and I can not find a date stamp on this movement. 

 

Beautiful watch... 

1931 Ad

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1931 Bulova President
1931 Bulova President
1931 Bulova President
1931 Bulova President
1931 Bulova President
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Bulova 1953 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
L3
Case Serial No.: 
5631001
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Pretty minty President "A". This one is a classic "sock drawer watch" purchased a few years ago at an estate sale. Shows very little evidence of wear, mostly on the very tips of the high points of band. Accurate time keeper and one of my favorites.

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1953 Bulova President A watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1941 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1764853
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I just bought this watch and wonder if I'm correct in thinking it's a 1941 president.

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1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1958 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3862140
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I am the previous owner of this watch.  I believe it is a President.

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1958 Bulova President watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch

Bulova 1932 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10 AN
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2101550
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I think this is a president.  The movement is dated 1933 and the case (inside back), 1932.  I'm a bit confused,as there is a 6 digit number on the outside of the case back. I don't know where that fits in.  

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1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch

Bulova 1949 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Model: 
A9
Case Serial No.: 
1293185
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

It says 10k gold filled. I am not sure the year or model.

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1948 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8290111
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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1948 Bulova President watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch

Bulova 1960 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
President
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E795832
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
domed, 29.72 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This example has not be cleaned or serviced and was aquired by me on Nov 30, 2017.

It is my understanding the movement is accessed by removing the crystal, which I am not competent to do; therefore, I cannot provide a movement description.

The watch does run and kept reasonable time for the period observed after some winding. I am reluctant to activate the movement further pending servicing as I am unaware of the service history or condition of the movement currently or prior to my aquiring the watch.

Case: 31.75mm, Case with crown: 33.17mm, Lugs: 17.56mm, Lug to lug: 38.2mm, Case thickness: 9.37mm.

Signed Bulova: dial, caseback

This Kreisler "1/20-10KT G.F. TOP" band appears original to the round case 1960 President line; however, this band seems associated with the other President variant in ads and other examples that I saw on this site and others.

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1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch

Bulova 1953 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5689742
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Every serious collector of Bulovas has one - 1953 President "A". Only the slightest hint of wear on the highest points under magnification.

I'm posting this one from my collection to show off the great band I just acquired from an antique store. It is near perfect and was mounted on a running Beaumont branded "President A wannabe" as seen in the last photo next to the "A". I bought the Beaumont just for the band and it's a perfect aesthetic match. Bulova should have paired this band to The President. I think it puts this iconic watch right over the top. Band is a "Classique" 10K GF and the only one I've ever seen.

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1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
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