Bulova 1926 President

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Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1926
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
9A
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
80572
Case Serial No.: 
6669592
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Green Gold Filled Tri-fold Case measures 36mm lug to lug x 24mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Butler finish Dial shows Radium Arabic numerals, Bulova signature and tracks are printed in Black. Hour and Minute Hands are 'Cathedral' style, Seconds Hand is missing. Sub Seconds Dial partially obscures the 6.

Caseback is stamped as shown.

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 4, 2011 - 12:24pm

Lindy's is marked 9 AN

* image is from the thread on the mybulova.com mainpage.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 6, 2011 - 7:58am

9AN in a President?

I can't read the movement. We know 1925 Presidents used 9A movements. Upgraded to 9AT around 1927.

Maybe Arde gave Lindy a one-time-good-deal!

 

Paleotime
Posted November 4, 2011 - 3:54pm

Nice catch...I was on that auction but spent my budget on another before it.  Glad we didn't get tangled up in the bidding.  Glad somebody here nabbed it.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 6, 2011 - 5:57am

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Gotta love Bulova movement serial numbering...

Year Model Mov SN# Case SN# Jewels
1927 6AP 59328 9603944 15
1926 9A 60572 6669592 17
? 6AP 60595   15
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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 6, 2011 - 8:14am

Admin

Whose 1926 9A are talking about above?

mybulova_admin
Posted November 8, 2011 - 4:27am

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The subject watch in question.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 8, 2011 - 3:02pm

Year Model Mov SN# Case SN# Jewels

1925             9A                   74301                           6467450                          15

1925             9A                   75439                           5217451                          17

Stephen you may want to ad these two. Top is mine & bottom one is Geoff Bakers.

Note on comment below. Both of the above 9A movements above are marked SWISS just north of the winding wheel on mvt # 74301 below & a bit left of the winding wheel on mvt # 75439.

 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted November 8, 2011 - 4:34pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Thanks Wayne. Go figure...higher serial number with an ealier date code. Circles for both?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 6, 2011 - 8:30am

Perhaps the Movements are numbered by linge as Bulova had more than one facility churning these things out?

Interestingly the 9A is not stamped Swiss nor USA (that I can see at this time) and the seriel number is stamped across the barrel bridge and not curving around the ratchet wheel.

Thinking realistically, how many Watch movements could one facility produce per Day given the manufacturing capabilities of 1926.

* although not of era being discussed the image above shows Bulova's facilities as of 1950?

mybulova_admin
Posted November 8, 2011 - 4:30am

Club 5000Panel Member

During the 20's and early 30s the movements were not made in the US. They were cased there and maybe assembled but not manufactured.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.