Bulova 1937 Apollo

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.727142
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
7118947
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 31.5mm lug to lug x 26mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial shows luminous Arabic numerals, Bulova signature and tracks are printed in Black. Hour and Minute Hands are luminous and a Modern style Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6 and encroaching into the 5 and 7 numerals.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

* Case and Movement matches http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1938-apollo-3056

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 25, 2011 - 12:51pm

In the 1940's (post U.S. involvement in WWII) these Radium Dialed 'variants' take on different Names from their Civilian counterparts.

ie: 'PRESIDENT / GENERAL

So which is this?...are We having fun yet?

: )

simpletreasures
Posted October 25, 2011 - 12:51pm

Always! If it weren't fun, why do it?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 25, 2011 - 10:16pm

heh,

The Dial is identical to the late 20's 'TROJAN' / 'CONQUEROR's ect. Hands are era, barely (?)

Is this 'variant' for real or is it some evil prank ? because it is a very sweet piece....

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 20, 2011 - 6:51pm

looks like the real deal, 2 more examples located.

 

simpletreasures
Posted November 20, 2011 - 7:37pm

I'm still convinced this is a Apollo. Especially with all the dial variations that have shown up lately.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 20, 2011 - 7:56pm

I agree Bob.

What interests Me are the Hands - possibly the earliest We see this style.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 21, 2011 - 1:03am

Radium style hands appear in many early Bulova watches, although not depicted in the ads.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 21, 2011 - 7:39am

Wayne,

Are the Radium Hands original to the 1920's Watch above?