Bulova 1937 Senator

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approx 15.8mm x 20.2mm
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Nice running watch has a mirror finish movement. Case has 2 steps on each side and to me most closely resembles a Senator, but with rope-like engraving on crystal sides like an Alexander. 17 jewel movement dated 1937 (arrow) which matches s/n as 1937. Case measures 25.5mm x 28.4mm not counting crown and lugs. Super clean with only the slightest hint of wear on tops of lugs. Same period new old stock band added by me.

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1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
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Posted January 16, 2018 - 9:10pm


Subject watch has a satin finish on front with polished sides as referenced in ad shown above.

As referenced in ad, here is what appears to be the white gold version with 15J movement and identical engraving.


Posted January 16, 2018 - 8:36pm

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Agree with it being a 1937 Bulova Senator. The engraving may give it a variant letter. 

Posted January 17, 2018 - 6:45am

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here is engraving case of Senator , but dial has on advert another design, similar watch from 1935

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Posted January 17, 2018 - 7:06am

Hi Jabs, good ad. It would appear to show the white gold 15J version. It is interesting though, that none of all the examples of this watch in the DB with engraving or no engraving has this face. All are like subject watch.

I wonder if the ad you show might be a mis-identified watch or an artist taking "artistic license". Watch pictured in ad has 3 steps on the sides rather than 2,  more like an Alexander.

Posted January 17, 2018 - 7:16am

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you´re right ad has 3 steps but Fift´s watch only 2

Posted January 17, 2018 - 7:26am

My guess would be the ad is supposed to represent a Senator with engraving, but pics got switched because they looked the same or it was quicker and easier to re-use another drawing instead of creating a new one (save money). The end consumer/purchaser of the watch would never know the difference, only seeing the basic shape of case, engraving  and band.

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Posted January 17, 2018 - 10:12am

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I think it's a Senator. That ad may be wrong?

Posted January 17, 2018 - 10:42am

I agree, Rob.

Posted January 25, 2018 - 8:09pm

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I'm tentative on a 1935 Bulova Senator. I've had another good look around and all adverts show a plain case only with no mention of an engraved version, but as we know that doesn't mean a whole lot.

Posted January 25, 2018 - 8:23pm

Hey Stephen, I assume you mean a 1937 and that was a key mis-stroke? No harm, I'm notorious for doing the same thing :o)