Bulova 1938 -Unknown

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8062985
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
approx. 15x20mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bracelet marked B/R is original matching the engraving on the case.  Engraving is a long diamond separated by two dots.

10kt yellow rolled gold plate.

Not For Sale
1937 Unknown
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Paleotime
Posted October 24, 2011 - 5:30pm

This looks a lot like the Senator of the same year and matches the jewel count in yellow gold Senator.  So perhaps an engraved variant of the Senator?

Any thoughts?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 24, 2011 - 7:44pm

I would agree, although there are no ads to back up its existance there are others in the database.

Paleotime
Posted October 25, 2011 - 10:21am

Fifth,

Yes I see yours in the Senator database now.  Engraved in white.  The right jewel count for a white Senator too.

How does it work around here - do I change this to Senator, or is there a panel or something that decides?

Paleotime
Posted October 25, 2011 - 7:26pm

I guess that I change it and somebody else gives it stars...

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 25, 2011 - 7:55pm

Yes, in which case (no pun intended) it should receive 2 Stars as a tentative ID.

The Watch shows all the characteristics of the 'SENATOR' including the correct Jewel count for a natural Gold Case.

simpletreasures
Posted October 25, 2011 - 8:07pm

You post it as what you think it is, members that vote, research and confirm or offer other suggestions. Then there's a lot of debate, discussions, pow-wow's, more debate, bribes, smoke-em the peace pipe, more discussions and more bribes then voting.

Once all the bribes (I mean votes) are counted and everyones happy or asleep, your done!!!

Just kidding :-) (except for the bribe part) In reality, the voting members take a look, and research the ad database and vote. It could be quick or slow, it all depends on know models.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 25, 2011 - 8:12pm

Does the same engraving pattern carry onto the Bracelet?

simpletreasures
Posted October 25, 2011 - 8:41pm

It looks like it does Mark, good eye!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 25, 2011 - 9:01pm

Bracelet is the same design as shown in the 1936 ad, plus the engraving, matching the Case.

B/R - Bell & Ross.

Paleotime
Posted October 25, 2011 - 9:41pm

Yes, bracelet engraving is the same.  Pretty nice to get an original bracelet in good shape.  It was an 'bay gamble on a not good picture.

Glad to know the process for ID's now.  I got a real doozy that I am going to post in the next little while...