Bulova 1926 President

6/10 votes
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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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 7, 2011 - 9:14pm

The Watch matches the ad for the 1926 'PRESIDENT' on several points but misses on others.

Watch is showing a sub Seconds Dial and the Case bezel is not engraved.

Watch is a very close match to the Lindburgh presentation Watch.

IMO

....looks as if Lindy got the wrong Hands, heh!

* New ad above Dated 1924 shows the Green Gold filled option - Model 39744.

Thank You Wayne.

 

 

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 8, 2011 - 12:49am

Looks like a very rare plain bezel President to me. You have 3 stars here when you change the header name to President!

I was checking my 1925 President & low & behold it's 14K green gold fil also. 

mybulova_admin
Posted November 8, 2011 - 4:31am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm certainly leaning towards an early President model also.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 8, 2011 - 8:03am

I'm guessing the Minute Hand is incorrect?

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 8, 2011 - 3:16pm

Cosmetic to say the least. Easy update to cathedral. This a rare watch & great addition to early Bulova history. On-site we now have two 1925 Presidents both green gold fill. Now with this 1926 President with green gold fill & a match to the Lindburg presentation watch from Arde Bulova (except for the solid gold case of course) and supported by an ad. Green gold cases are also very rare. Only four in the data base for mens cases that I can recall.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 8, 2011 - 4:36pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Yes the minute hand is a slightly later version.

It needs the same minute hand as that seen on the 1926 Conqueror

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 8, 2011 - 5:20pm

Sounds simple enough

lol

* new 1926 ad shows a nice clear example of the Hand combination.

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bobbee
Posted April 5, 2013 - 1:02pm

      

   Never, ever saw a plain cased President in any ads, this looks like it, bottom left  unnamed 1928 ad.

      

            

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William Smith
Posted April 5, 2013 - 7:19pm

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So what happened to the cheaper version of 29744 possibility?  At least we have a model number if it's a tentative match....or is there too much uncertainty if the "cheaper version" also had a different model number?

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bobbee
Posted April 5, 2013 - 7:50pm

Nothing is wrong with the 29744, its the main contender. I just thought that by putting a different ad up, it may raise a slight spark of interest.
Both this and the "presentation watch" look to be the same model, and without an ad a Prez it ain't!