Bulova 1937 Horatio

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Cresent Moon
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lucite curved bubble
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unknown model-father's watch-10K rolled gold

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Bulova watch J6L 12 10 2013
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:35pm

What are you guys looking at?

The subject watch looks nothing like the Horatio, the minute track doesn't match.

This watch has had the movement swapped, it is non-conforming IMO....

Posted December 10, 2013 - 1:23pm

I don't see a date code on the movement. 

I would have to agree with OT on this one. Movement and dial swap.

Unknown for now but still a great watch and fantastic heirloom.

We will keep looking John, hopefully we will find an advert.

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Posted December 10, 2013 - 2:48pm

very similar to the 'CRAFTSMAN' , database ad is dated 1936 (?http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1934%20AD2.jpg minus the engaving and differing Jewel count.


Posted December 10, 2013 - 6:03pm

  I glad to hear that you (Bulova team) are still trying to nail the model down. With Bulova making so many models over the years and frequently changing them in and out for new ones....was there ever a "Bulova Book"? i.e. some kind of yearly booklet to let a potential customer look through and select a particular model watch. 


Geoff Baker
Posted December 12, 2013 - 6:43am

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Oh my, it would be be SO MUCH EASIER if there had been such a book!! Every now and then we'll stumble on to a couple pages from a dealer guide but other than that most of our ID's come from  magazine and newsprint ads.

Posted December 10, 2013 - 9:44pm

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I could be wrong but I think I see a circle date code near the stem. Which would suggest a movement swap/dial swap.

Thanks Greg, don't know how I missed that minute track variation. 

The case I believe is still possibly a  Horatio.

Posted December 11, 2013 - 7:20am

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Actually looking at this again and this time noticing how the dial looks wrong for this watch, I'm at non-conforming, as I would say that the movement and dial are not original to the case.

Posted December 11, 2013 - 6:26pm


You might find this watch to be equally interesting


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Posted December 11, 2013 - 7:47pm

here's another look at the 'HORATIO', this one seems to have a similarly laid out Dial but what is the Jewel count?

ad is from November of 1938 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user498/Brainerd%20Daily%20Dispatch%20November%2029%201938%20Nathan%20Hale.jpg


Posted December 11, 2013 - 8:03pm

That ad while hard to make out is a lot closer to the subject watch, but the minutes still does not match the case shape, could it be that the cylinder crystal and the angle that the photo was taken is making it look funny?

Even the above ad shows the minutes track follow the bezel contour...