Bulova 1935 Senator

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.845
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
645340
Case Serial No.: 
5009115
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20mm x 16mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I recently bought this watch and I've tried identifying it and the closest thing I found was a lone eagle variant. I'm stumped with this one.

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1935 Bulova watch
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mybulova_admin
Posted February 10, 2014 - 10:30pm

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Agree for consistency a tentative Bulova Senator

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William Smith
Posted February 11, 2014 - 12:09am

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Two ticks from me for tentative Senator.  

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 11, 2014 - 8:42am

confirm it

mybulova_admin
Posted February 12, 2014 - 6:57am

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Fifth, where is this advert from?

Is it part of a larger advert on site?

mybulova_admin
Posted February 12, 2014 - 7:18am

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Turns out Plains posted this advert some time ago and shows the subject watch as a Bulova Princeton.

Senator models all have straight sides that extent into the lugs. The Princeton like the subject watch has the lugs slightly set in from the ends of the case.

Fifth I'm keen to see the original advert you show above that looks exactly like the Princeton but labelled a Senator.

Bulova 1935 advert

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 12, 2014 - 8:27am

mybulova_admin wrote:

Fifth I'm keen to see the original advert you show above that looks exactly like the Princeton but labelled a Senator.

admin,

The original source of the ad is not clear, it appeared in this Watch discussion thread http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1935-senator-5910 some time ago.

 

OldTicker
Posted February 12, 2014 - 9:11am

I think that we should switch all of these so-called engraved "Senators" to unknowns or tenative "Princetons" until we actually find a ad that will back up our wild guesses.

Is the source of the ad called "photoshop"? or is it in the database somewhere? I could not find it until it appeared in the above link.

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 12, 2014 - 10:15am

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It looks like a Princeton to me, with Plains' ad, you can see the two case styles. The other ad may be a typo/misnamed watch. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 12, 2014 - 10:20am

The 'PRINCETON' as advertised is obviously a longer Case than the subject.

 

"I think that we should switch all of these so-called engraved "Senators" to unknowns or tenative "Princetons" until we actually find a ad that will back up our wild guesses.

Is the source of the ad called "photoshop"? or is it in the database somewhere? I could not find it until it appeared in the above link."

 

Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this Morning?

XX pattern 'SKY KING's are 'SKY KING's based on 1 ad which goes against 5 others and the 1933 'TRIDENT' looking piece is a 'LONE EAGLE' based on 1 ad which goes against many others .

go figure....?

 

Talk about wild guesses....I'm out of this one.

OldTicker
Posted February 12, 2014 - 7:33pm

Nobody woke up on the wrong side Mark, We are just being "consistently inconsistent"...You have a problem with all of the Sky King ads showing the XX pattern, but are ready to make a call on a engraved "Senator" that we don't even know the source of the ad, for all we know it may have been photo shopped.

We should be a little more careful on giving these a name, This one and the other so called embellished Senator's should be unknown, they are not the "Princeton", the bezel and dial are not even close, only the shape of the case is.

When we find the source of the engraved "Senator" example, then maybe I will consider it, if we find more that one ad, then maybe I will confirm it, but for now, we have nothing.

Remember, all those Rubberneckers on eBay rely very heavy on this site for ID's, Most don't look past the title and read the comments, they just want a name and they could care less on the number of "ticks" the watch has...

There is nothing wrong with a presented watch going into the unknown pile until we have confirmed proof to back up its ID.