President

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
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1930 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
9AF
Movement Serial No.: 
45523
Case Serial No.: 
0185991
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1930 Bulova President in excellent unrestored condtion, still sporting what appears to be the original bracelet. This watch ha so little wear it seems almost unworn, it really is a thing of beauty. 

Added 10/22/2017

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1930 Bulova President watch Geoffrey Baker
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1960 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
OW
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
?
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E657608
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

FRONT OF WATCH:

Bulova

23 Jewels

Waterproof

 

REAR OF WATCH

Bulova

Waterproof

Anti-Magnetic

Shock Resistant

10KT Gold Filled

E657608

M0

NOTE: M0 = 1960 model

 

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1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch

Bulova 1943 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Model: 
7AP
Case Serial No.: 
799448
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Purchased at an antique store for the marginal price. Tagged with "runs" on the ticket.

I looked thw watch up on this web site and it appears indentical to the 1943 President pic posted. I did not look at other decades, just 40s mainly.

Any help identifying the watch is greatly appreciated.

Watch runs very fast, in 5 hours it is about 50 mins ahead, so about 10 minutes per hour. 

I replaced the aftermarket gold metal band with an aftermarket brown leather.

I love this watch. Will be looking into getting it worked on soon. One watch repairman told me he thought the problem was with the "balancer" if that makes any sense?

Since the watch has beeb opened, the crystal pooped off (and I put it back on). Need get that looked at as well.

 

Thanks

Scott Allen Reid

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1943 President Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch

Bulova 1952 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10bm
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5070482
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
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1952 Bulova President C watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
6AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6057196
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Unknown
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10k gold field dial missing....Watch was given to me when my grandfather passed. Also missing protective cover...

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1927 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch