Bulova 1936 Hancock

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.62875
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6402168
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
NOVA
Posted January 17, 2012 - 8:07pm

Note that all the watches in the database identified as '30s Commanders (rightly or wrongly) have 15 jewels. . .

. . . and so do both of the Hancocks. . .

. . . as well as both of the Goldcrafts.

It appears that there was a movement swap somewhere along the way.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 17, 2012 - 8:07pm

They're advertised 15 Jewels also, 'COMMANDER' 'HANCOCK' and 'GOLDCRAFT'.

p40warhawk91
Posted January 17, 2012 - 8:14pm

ok so is it unanamous? Hancock then?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 17, 2012 - 8:20pm

'HANCOCK' would get My vote, until an ad shows this Case with 17 Jewels and calls it something completely different.

NOVA
Posted January 17, 2012 - 8:19pm

Hancock with swapped out movement.  Serial number corresponds with 1936 date.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 17, 2012 - 8:21pm

So does the movement Datecode, interestingly enough.

NOVA
Posted January 17, 2012 - 8:23pm

And the time frame is right for the 10AE.

p40warhawk91
Posted January 17, 2012 - 8:25pm

yea, that's how i dated the watch - from the square date mark