Bulova 1938 Biarritz

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Model ID rating explained.
2.292858
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Model: 
6
Case Serial No.: 
8218115
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
approx. 27mm x 14.5mm
Additional Information: 

Approx. Case Dimensions

Height - 40mm

Width - 18.5mm

Lug to Lug 15.5mm

 

I only have the case and dial, Im trying to determine what movement goes with it. It appears to be a 6 ligne bulova movement, that would normally be in a ladies watch. Feedback please.

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bourg01
Posted September 28, 2012 - 5:32pm

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looks like it takes an 8AC or 8AE to me. Biarritz would be a good ID if the watch were complete, but case and dial look real good.

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DarHin
Posted September 28, 2012 - 5:33pm

Possibly the 8AE?

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DarHin
Posted September 28, 2012 - 5:42pm

Was the 8AE available with no sub-seconds?

bourg01
Posted September 28, 2012 - 5:46pm

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Hmmm, good point I hadn't considered. I guess if it fits, then it did, if not then a bad call on my part.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 28, 2012 - 7:25pm

Owner states it appears to accept a 6 ligne Movement (?)

The 1937 Treasurer and 1936 - 1937 Phantom are seen/found with a 6AE 6AF which are without secondary Seconds but would this Movement fit the Movement ring of the Watch?

We have the Case ID'd as the 'BIARRITZ'  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1938-biarritz-1913

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DarHin
Posted September 28, 2012 - 7:37pm

I vote we rename all of Scott/William's watch id's the "Bulova Ambiguous".

jared.riffe
Posted September 28, 2012 - 7:40pm

Ive already tried an 8AE/AC way too big all around, the 6 AE/AF is too tall.

 

The opening for the movement is about 18mm tall x 15.5mm wide

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DarHin
Posted September 28, 2012 - 7:45pm

As far as 6 vs 8 ligne it looks as if the movement is nearly as wide as the case back. So I would lean more toward 8 ligne.

Is there another barrel shaped 6 or 8 ligne movement from this period?

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DarHin
Posted September 28, 2012 - 7:47pm

I've really got to learn how to type faster. Thanks jared.

Yeah, the 6AE/F is more tonneau shaped.

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 8:43pm

Scott had made some excellent contributions to the site prior to the hi-tech 'legible ad' methods used today, admin supplied the ID linked in My prior post.

1938 'BIARRITZ' Case, Dial and movement ring.