Bulova 1934 Senator

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Here is a unique hinged case 1934 Bulova with a 15J 10AN It has a circle stamped on the movement and a neat Champagne colored dial with raised Gold hashmarks. The hinged case is stamped Bulova 10K RGP, and it sports a Flower brand rice bead expansion band.

I have looked through the ad database and not really found anything that matches besides the Senator. Any ideas??


I changed this from an unknown to a Senator because the case, crystal and dial specs are identical to my 1935 Senator. http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1935-senator-2255

Movements are interchangable, not only was it offered with case options but also with some dial variant options. See last 3 pictures


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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 12, 2011 - 7:45am


1933 'WEBSTER' shares the same Case design but is 2 toned. - If You look at the 'SENATOR' ads post 1933 it also shows available in a 2 tone Case ('36 I think) which makes the 'WEBSTER's life very short lived, possibly only one model Year.

Posted September 12, 2011 - 8:14am

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Senator style case with a Commentator style dial and hands.

Frankenbully or new model?

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 12, 2011 - 6:13pm

Good question, after a double check the Yellow Gold 'SENATOR' is advertised as 17Jewels.


Posted September 12, 2011 - 6:22pm

Admin, Greg stated in his description "stamped case" so my guess would be closer to "new model" rather than "Frankenbully" or more likely movement swap?

Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:05pm

It has a Bulova signed 10K RGP case, and as far as the movement being swapped, it would have had to been a long time ago because the dial wear and patina matches the bezel.

Maybe it is a dial variant of the Senator??

I have a 35' Senator and will compare case & crystal specs and report the findings.

Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:21pm

I'm with you Greg, that's why I suggested "New Model" first. No way do I see it as a frankenbully.

Posted September 17, 2011 - 5:35pm

 I have one identical to what is shown in the last photo on the right: All yellow gold filled, with arabic numerals. I'll post a photo tonight.


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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 17, 2011 - 6:32pm

Comparing 1934 ads only. Gregs dial looks like a 1934 Ambassador shown on the left. It is not unheard of that a jewler would swap anything a customer wanted in order to make a sale. Something to think about.


Posted September 17, 2011 - 6:49pm

I thought of that too Wayne,

The only Ambassador in the database that has crystal mesurments is Lisa's 1935 and she lists the crystal being 23mm X 15mm which would require a longer narrower dial.

Jerin just snagged a beauty (Ambassador) the other night and when it arrives I will have him measure it to make sure. 

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 5:05pm

Hmmm... perhaps a BIT late... but hereafter's a crop from the ad I posted a year(ish) ago:



Best :-)  Scott


P.S. And I plan on posting this glass and a few dozen others soon, on my eBay store... if anyone needs any Bully crystals? I only have -40 up there... but have glass+ for about 150ish men's models, I think??