Bulova 1926 Senator

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.120001
Manufacture Year: 
1926
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
210433
Case Serial No.: 
6624818
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Love the butler silver type dial.  Double hinged case and what appears to be original ochre colored radium numbers and hands unless they were done more recently.

Now the name is a toss-up it seems between two names for what appears to be the same model during the same year. 

After a bit of chat with the gents I'll agree it does look abit more like the Senator... but really.. could be the other as well.

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plainsmen
Posted April 15, 2012 - 5:51pm

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True on all counts gents... though I wasn't dead set on the Exec I will agree it's more than likely the Senator.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 15, 2012 - 6:14pm

'SENATOR' - 3 Flowers on the Bezel.

'EXECUTIVE' - 1 Flower.

plainsmen
Posted April 15, 2012 - 6:49pm

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Where do you get that?  I only see 1 flower in the Executive Ads.

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William Smith
Posted April 15, 2012 - 6:53pm

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and it looks like only 1 flower in the senator ad above too.

NOVA
Posted April 15, 2012 - 7:19pm

This is an interesting one.  We have long thought the watch below was a version of the Senator, with the three flowers, as Fifth pointed out.  However, I cannot find a clear ad that shows this model as the Senator.  So, I don't know what that conclusion was based on.

I also have two models with the single flower design, shown both in the Executive and Senator ads for 1926.  One is smaller than the other, and I have assumed the smaller one to be the Executive, based on the ad illustrations

Plains, what are the lug to lug, width (without crown) and crystal dimensions of yours?

NOTE:  I'm focusing on the cases, not the dials or hands, as those could easily have been changed.

Senator (below)?

Senator (below)?

Executive (below)?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 15, 2012 - 7:52pm

~Crickets~

lol

I enlarged the 'SENATOR' ad, nothing definative on the flower situation, although I believe the ad is showing 3.

3 XXX style 'flowers' by the Crown

Note the Flower design differs on the 'SENATOR' over the 'EXECUTIVE' style.

NOVA
Posted April 15, 2012 - 8:10pm

I really can't tell whether there are three flowers or just one in that ad.  The arrow design on each side of the flower motif could easily be mistaken for part of an "X" style flower.  I just don't know.

What is the date of the ad?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 16, 2012 - 5:00am

'26

plainsmen
Posted April 15, 2012 - 7:49pm

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I'll get the measurements soon...

plainsmen
Posted April 16, 2012 - 9:01am

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Measures 26.5 x 26.5