Bulova 1935 American Eagle

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
562679
Case Serial No.: 
5259932
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

The tonneau shaped CASE measures 35mm lug tip to tip and 24mm excluding the crown. The case serial number is stamped to the outside of the case which causes me some concern about its manufacture date.

The DIAL is matt silver and is funished with radium stylee numerals and a black printed inner minute track and sub seconds dial almost obliterating the 6.

There is no dust shield which suggeststo me that the movement could be towards the end of its run.

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1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted October 21, 2015 - 5:52am

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My first thought was toward the Envoy, as seen in this advert but the longer I gaze at it the less certain I am:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1934-1...

There seems to be a mixture of elements here as the movement date code shield is good for 1929 / 39 and the case s/n for 1935.

At this point I'm not sure what this dandy really is......

 

2dogmatic
Posted October 21, 2015 - 1:29pm

Hello Geof,

Fu

further to your comment I am beginning to wonder if I have something of a FRANENBULLY ?!

Cheers Colin

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 21, 2015 - 1:50pm

Panel Member

How odd, I was under the impression the dial engraving should match the bezel opening, but clearly in the ad it does not. The case appears very similar, and it is possible the dial has been changed, but I don't think we should jump to conclusions just yet.

JP
Posted October 21, 2015 - 7:06pm

Panel Member

Hands don't match the ad. Very interesting watch.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 22, 2015 - 7:09am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hold the post, I might have missed an advert (it's only the very FIRST one in the partial decade listing)

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user498/1937...

WAIT a minute, could it be.....

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/193...

This is getting fun!

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William Smith
Posted October 22, 2015 - 1:52pm

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Good choices and great watch. Noticing the sub-second registry completely obscures the "6" in both ads, but only partially obscures "6" in subject watch dial.   Hard to comment on case engraving details from these ads, but they are a great start.

2dogmatic
Posted October 22, 2015 - 1:20pm

Hello everyone,

I am just so happy that I am stiring the grey cells with my challenges.

Cheers

Colin

Geoff Baker
Posted October 25, 2015 - 4:44am

Club 5000Panel Member

Panel Members, any thoughts on this beauty?

jabs
Posted October 25, 2015 - 4:48am

Panel Member

For me we are the closest to the Envoy ID

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William Smith
Posted October 28, 2015 - 2:06am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm gonna go unknown for now....  1935 is also getting near the end of having mvnt SN's.....

Nice watch though.