Bulova 1934 President

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5493053
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

 I belive this to be a 1935 Bulova Minuetman B. Thoughts? 21 jewel 7AK Movement Triangle date symbol on movement 10kt gold filled. Triangle date symbol could be a 1926 or a 1935 i think 1935

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Jim Townsend 1935 Bulova president 08 10 2014
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bobbee
Posted August 2, 2014 - 5:16am

President, with movement change. Not so hard to believe, movements get damaged beyond repair sometimes, water ingress for one.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 2, 2014 - 6:11am

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I am still at Unknown, MM had the side curves, Presidents were engraved.

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William Smith
Posted August 4, 2014 - 3:46pm

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We have that one unengraved President ad from this period.  Was it "President C"??  The ad may be back in this thread somewhere.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 2, 2014 - 9:43pm

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Jim. What might help in the ID process for this watch is a direct front on photo.

Two things make this a President for me, the straight sides (to be confirmed in a front on photo) and 21J movement. MMs had a slight curve to the side walls and were 17J movements.

Following the KISS principle.

 

 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted August 6, 2014 - 4:53pm

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Potential advert candidates for non-engraved Presidents. Dates not factored in just trying to establish if such a beast existed.

 

bourg01
Posted August 6, 2014 - 5:10pm

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Gents, Take note of the movement opening in the caseback. It is cut for a 7AP and the gaps can clearly be seen around the 7AK. I'm certain that this movment is not original. I'm all in as Pres or Non Conforming due to the movement swap..

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bobbee
Posted August 7, 2014 - 2:15am

Great spot Shawn, showing your area of expertise!

Will, looks like you are right too, someone shoehorned a later movement in it.

 

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William Smith
Posted August 7, 2014 - 2:48pm

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So now what do we call it?  Sounds/looks like a non-engraved Pres case of unknow variant with a non-PointOfSale movement.

Jim Townsend
Posted August 7, 2014 - 4:08pm

It is curved  i will shoot more pictures of the case. No this movement fits right in this case. It fits like it was made for it

Jim Townsend
Posted August 7, 2014 - 4:18pm