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Bulova 1928 President

7/10 votes
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Additional Information

Hinged Case measures 36mm lug to lug x 24mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Butler finish Dial shows Radium numerals, Bulova signature and track are printed in Black. Hour and Minute Hands are 'Cathedral' style and a modern style Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial partially obscuring the 6.

Movement is protected by a dust shield.

Caseback is stamped as shown.

Glass Crystal is N.O.S.

ad Dated 1929.


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 6:13pm

President looks good to me. Nice watch as usual Mark.

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 8:29pm

Nice President Fifth

Posted March 27, 2013 - 2:38pm

I have two of these Presidents...and one of mine has the same problems as yours - a broken hinge. It has, " HAEC OLIM MEMINISSE JUVABIT" engarved on the back and the dial is a custom with what I assume is Latin letter-code instead of numbers....a real "Da Vinci Code" dial!

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 2:53pm

The motto of the U of Va's Jefferson debating society- "One day we will remember these times (things) fondly. "

Posted April 19, 2013 - 1:00am

Thanks Rev Rob! I wonder what the strange lettering means on the dial (see below)? This is the Di Vinci Code I was referring to...

Did you read my post-message to you at the end of the discussion on the Dent-Bulova Post Rev Rob? 

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 1:06am

Who was Howard Knight?

Posted April 19, 2013 - 1:30am

WOW- You nailed it! That's it...Howard Knight! I wonder who he might have been....Must have been someone special to get a custom dial done with his name on it! 

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 8:35am

Thanks, I just did. Interesting story, and really a good snapshot of the young Churchill. I had given up on ever owning a Dent, but I find myself scouring around again.....

Posted April 18, 2013 - 8:15pm

Mark what is the part number for the crystal and what are the dimensions?

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Posted November 4, 2014 - 6:09am

Not a match to any ads on this site for a President. The president in ads has bezel horizontals very differently engraved to this, until 1930 when the engraving style changes to "cushion,XX" design.

Picture used for ID is from a well known price guide, noted for many inaccuracies.