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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William Smith
Posted April 5, 2013 - 8:30pm

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I guess we could say it has charactoristics of a Prez, but we could also say it has charactoristcs of teh 29744- and at least there's an ad for that. 
The Orange ad is from 1924:

The Pink ad is from 1923:

The two watches above may have had a model name (rather than a number) by 1926.  We have ads for other models with overlapping dates for both model name and number.  

I don't remember the date of our first President Ad, nor what the watch looks like in that earliest President ad??

These things are unknown to me.....as perhaps the ID is for this model.  I changed to two ticks tentative as President.  It could be argued it's "not confirmed" (one tick)...

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bobbee
Posted April 6, 2013 - 4:41am

The only characteristics this watch shares with a President are jewel count and they are rectangular.
The lugs differ, the bezels are totally different.
Reading the whole thread, it amazes me how the ID was arrived at, without a shred of proof, just guesses. It's not as if there was any ads to support it.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 6, 2013 - 6:38am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm also rethinking this and how we have been IDing watches of late which seem to be working very well.

At the moment we don't have an advert from 1926 showing this exact model, thus we cannot have a 3 star confirmation. (I have adjusted mine to a 2 star for the current President ID, but would even consider moving this back as an Unknown, primarily becasue we simple have nothing from 1926 with a plain bezel. My gut wants to think President, but I'd say that for the purpose of keeping the ID process consistant we cannot in all good faith ID this as a 3 star President.

Happy to move it back into the red zone if other panel members want to revisit this or change the model name.

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William Smith
Posted August 6, 2015 - 4:05am

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Well, this ID is still not-confirmed IMO, so I'm now at one tick.