President

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

Bulova 1973 President

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
11A0ACB
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
T026126
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
About 29.5mm DIA
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is one of my favorite Bulova's to wear, always get compliments.

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1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1948 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3586372
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Got this guy in part of a much larger lot. Its solid Rose Gold. Other than its unoriginal crown, it's beautiful piece!

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1948 Bulova President
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch

Bulova 1930 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
9AT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
434444
Case Serial No.: 
9536566
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I just inherited this watch from my grandfather. It appears to be a 1930 Spencer, but would like some assistance with the identification. It also resembles the President. Has a glass sheil to protect the movement. Keeps great time. I wear it every day. Any help would be appreciated. jeff

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1930 Bulova President
1930 Bulova watch

Bulova 1928 President

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
9AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8319009
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

Just picked this one up and wanted to post it, as well as ask a few questions.  It just arrived and the pictures are from the eBay listing.

First, the movement is a 17 jewel, 1926 9AN, with a triangle date stamp.  It also has an arrow, and I found the prior discussion of 1926 movements with arrows, so I guess it’s a known anomaly http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1926-conqueror-53   The beginning number of the case is an 8, and the case also has the Jan. 11, 1927 patent date on it, so I’m assuming the proper date is 1928, despite the movement dating two years prior.  Is that normal?  I did find another 1928 President in the database with a 9AN movement, albeit with a 1928 date stamp (crescent) http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1928-president-3395 .  Like the other 1928 in the database, mine has a broken hinge too.

Also, the watch came with a case, as pictured. While the seller said it was “original” to the watch, I assume it’s later?  1930 or so?  Also, interestingly, the case says “Cased and Timed at Sterling Tower Toronto”.   For what it’s worth, according to the Wikipedia article I found, Sterling Tower was completed in 1928.  Are there other cases from this period with the  Sterling Tower language?

BTW, I also have a nice 1925 President, as well as a 1930 model and a 1932 with the wandering seconds…

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1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch