Bulova 1937 Broadcaster

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Federal MT4 - 318 172
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Raised Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova logo on White dial with Black printed tracks. Curved 10K case and back measures a whopping 48mm lug to lug x 22mm wide with Calipers non inclusive of the crown and contains a first year of production flagship 21 Jewel 7AP movement. The original style of Hour and Minute Hands remains unclear for obvious reasons, Gilt Modern would be a logical guess as a Gilt sweep seconds Hand appears on the sub-dial at 6 O'Clock.

Restoraton project / Conversation piece.

Being that this watch contains a first Year run 21J 7AP would lead one to conclude that 1937 was introductory Year of production for this case style named 'BROADCASTER'.

* Unique deco era handpainted art discovered on the dial at 1 and 11 which is completely invisible to the naked eye and make this watch a true one of a kind collectors piece.

**Will be updating as I revive.

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted January 6, 2011 - 7:10am


Sí, delicada, compleja y muy hermosa, una tarea sólo para el mejor de los profesionales.


¿Alguna vez has visto nada como esto antes?


To gain a better perspective of what were looking at the area covered by the painting has been highlighted with blue in the first picture, taking into consideration the photograph is 2x +/-  the size of the watch itself.

The art is invisible to the naked eye and was only discovered under magnification as the damage to the dial was being assesed.

Posted January 7, 2011 - 11:21pm

 He visto muchas esferas muy dañadas por el paso del tiempo y por el descuido de sus dueños.... a veces, por su belleza, es importante intentar restaurarlas ...en otras valen la pena que queden asi...viejas y con las huellas del tiempo que nos permiten ver todas las horas que han pasado desde su creación.

Hay esferas que no fueron las mejores cuando fueran nuevas, pero el tiempo les dio importancia. Hay que aprender a considerar lo valioso.... 

saludos a todos los amantes del arte.


Posted January 7, 2011 - 11:23pm

 me comprenden?

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 3:12pm

How goes this one?
Lovely watch and fascinating little painting. There looks to be a "W" onthe little mans chest, William of Orange/Orangemen connection, possibly?

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William Smith
Posted October 24, 2012 - 3:37pm

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three ticks from me for Broadcaster.