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10AN

Start Year: 

1925

End Year: 

1937

Jewels: 

7,15,17, 21
rtwatches
Posted April 6, 2019 - 9:29am

Has anyone ever seen a 10AN with sweep seconds?

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Reverend Rob
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Posted April 6, 2019 - 10:54am

Technically, this should be stamped 10ANC, but I see a lot that aren't. I suspect that the war may have necessitated a large demand for the centre sweep versions, and regular 10AN movts were retrofitted and not always stamped.

rtwatches
Posted April 6, 2019 - 11:47am

Which war?  This movement has a 1930 date code.  The dial is very civilian looking.  I have seen WW2 era Bulova sweep seconds movements without the C marking.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted April 7, 2019 - 9:18pm

Unless Bulova hadn't yet got into the habit of stamping them as such? The war doesn't apply to this one, so there must have been another trend they were following. 

If competitors were offering a similar type of watch they would want to also be on that bandwagon. The Centre sweep came to be seen as 'modern' and possibly its popularity was influenced by WWI, but the chronometers and timers used then were pocket watch type. 

There is another example of this, just trying to find it.....(different cal)

rtwatches
Posted April 7, 2019 - 8:29am

I found a couple of other references to the 10ANC on this site but don't see the 10ANC on the list of movements.  Ranfft doesn't have the 10ANC listed either.  Perhaps the administrators can add the 10ANC to the movement list?

mybulova_admin
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Posted September 24, 2016 - 1:13am

1933 Bulova 10AN 7 Jewel movement

JP
Posted June 16, 2014 - 12:29pm

Nice find OT. Thanks for adding it to the DB.

 

OldTicker
Posted November 30, 2011 - 6:11pm

7 Jewel is now added.

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William Smith
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Posted June 16, 2014 - 5:26am

OT is that a 1930 (Omega Symbol) movement?  Mvnt SN ??  697-10??

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bobbee
Posted June 16, 2014 - 5:38am

Looks like an omega mark, sn-697310.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted May 5, 2011 - 6:58pm

Sam

I am surprised that your 1933 Presisent is 15 jewels.

Wayne

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Wayne Hanley
Posted December 23, 2010 - 9:01pm

1925 10AN 15j Swiss

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 30, 2010 - 3:44pm

1934 10AN 15j USA Movement

samuelwolf55
Posted May 5, 2011 - 4:30pm

Hi, I have a Bulova with date code 1933, 'X' with 10AN fifteen jewels.  do you think this could be accurate? thanks. sam

mybulova_admin
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Posted October 28, 2011 - 8:21pm

I don't see why not. The 10AN movement did exist in 1933 and had 15 Jewels.