President

Bulova 1973 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
N/A
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
T032382
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1973 New Old Stock Bulova President "A" model 11002-W. Inner clam shell and outer cardboard box present as well as the original Corfam tri color strap. These straps are hard to find in any sort of serviceable condition, this one is still nice and pliable. A fine old President indeed. 

Added 7/18/2016

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1973 Bulova President A 11002-W Geoffrey Baker
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1956 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
10BU
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B104065
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case is L6, movement L4

Dial has been refinished--was originally more of a gold-tone, I believe. It was terribly pitted when I bought this watch in 1995 or so, and I had it repainted. I don't know whether original had cross-hairs in sub-seconds dial.

Pierced-lug case design is indicative of a President model. Bracelet is not present, but evidence of earlier bracelet (tell-tale wear on inside of lugs) is ample.

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1956 Bulova President watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch

Bulova 1943 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2826000
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1943 Bulova President - E

14K Rose Gold Filled case and caseback, s/n dates case to 1942; inside etched Roman numerals match last three case s/n 000; appears to be the original glass; copper dial with blue hands, notch at 6 indicates a possible re-dial; 7AP 21-jewel movement dated to 1943 ( X ); Kreisler matching gold band - 'E' variant in ads shows a different band, as seen in this 1941 example, but there are ads showing the band on this watch as well (no variant given) 1945; came with a display box that I can assume is original.

The 1945 ad shows this setup costing $65, whereas the earlier 'E' variant ads with the different band cost $57.50; the different band option and price could mean a different variant, or maybe not.

 

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1943 Bulova President E
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1942 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Model: 
7-AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2497906
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Original Cylinder Thick Glass
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Date of manufacture is only an estimate, no date code on back, but the vintage watch dealer it came from believes it was from the 1940s.

Unknown model Bulova women's watch, 14K Pink Gold filled, original Pink Gold  filled early scissor expansion bracelet, original Cylinder Thick Glass crystal.  3 enameled hour numbers (3, 9, 12, and 8 what appear to be round crystal markers for 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11.  Rectangular second hand window at 6 o'clock position.  The case shape is actually what Cartier introduced and christened a "Tank" case in 1917, but nobody can legally use that trademarked term except Cartier.  So whatever model designation Bulova gave this watch, it wasn't "Tank".  Tear Drop lugs.  23mm wide by 38mm lug to lug.  Overall condition 90%.  If anyone knows just what model this watch is, please contact me.

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President Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1942 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
-203066
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.70X21.70
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1942 BULOVA

Case back:BULOVA-10K GOLD FILLED and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

7AP 21 jewel movement is dated 1940(omega symbol)

Dial:butler finished dial has applied gold numbers and hands and reads BULOVA.There's a notch at the bottom indicating an older redial.

Crown is unsigned

As indicated there is a dash in front of the serial number that looks like it was stamped at the same time as the numbers themselves.First time I see this and would like to know if it means something   

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1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1958 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
D114690
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1958 Bulova President 'C'

Case is 10K RGP dated L8; understated dial with gilt markers; 11AC 17-jewel movement also dated L8; slim design with the correct crown.

1958 Ad

Existing 1958 in database

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1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1953 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5633773
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1953 Bulova President 'C'

Case is 10K RGP with stainless back, dated L3, inside roman numerals of VII VII III to match the last three of s/n; butler finish dial with gilt markers looks to be original, has the 3, 9, and 12 numerals; 21-jewel 10BM movement is dated L1, so not sure if original or replaced at some point; crown is signed; also has the original Bulova band and President display case

1952 Ad

1953 Ad showing a match to the current hands; period ads are not consistent with hand style, some showing the alpha style and some the dauphine style

 

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1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1953 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6609448
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
CMX385-10 24.5X19.0 MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1953 President

Case back:BULOVA  L3 and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA  10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL STAINLESS BACK  NEW YORK

Dial:shadow dial has gold hands and numbers,crown is not signed

10 BM 21 jewel movement is dated L2

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1953 Bulova President watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch

Bulova 1933 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1933
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
3184971
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is a 'Quality Cased' yellow finish step sided model stamped inside the hinged case back with the QUALITY CASE signature on the inside along with a serial number 3184971 and on the outside the serial number 662445.

The Bulova signed MOVEMENT is a calibre 10an of 21 jewels with the cross date code symbol

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1935 Bulova President watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch

Bulova 1936 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6019708
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The CASE measures 25.38mm excluding the crown and 37mm lug tip to tip with callipers, it is signed on the outside of the case Bulova 10kGold Filled abnd the serial number 6019708.

The Bulova signed MOVEMENT is a calibre 10AN of 21 jewels and has the dual date code stamp for 1935 and 1936 and as the case is dated 1936 I have set the manufacture date as 1936.

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1936 Bulova Presidentwatch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch