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Bulova 1929 President

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505

Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

9AT

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

332690

Case Serial No.: 

8377560

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

23.60 x 18.90

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1928 / 1929 Crescent Moon and Shield both present. Mismatched hands. Bulova 14 K GF case marked with Jan 11, 1927 patent date.

Added 9/25/2011

Photos Updated 11/19/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1929 Bulova President Watch 11/19/2013
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mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 25, 2011 - 6:54pm

Who's doing the redials? They are doing a really nice job.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 25, 2011 - 7:22pm

International - only ever had one problem!

Hey - MAYBE it's the photographer? ;)

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted September 25, 2011 - 9:18pm

I'm sure if you returned it, the one problem, Rob made it right at no charge. I've dealt with them for years and though I've had some issues( and I get alot of dials redone)  they've always taken good care of taking care of me.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 26, 2011 - 2:20am

Geoff

Your watch is a beauty. In fact all of your watches are in the best possible condition & are displayed very nicely, & you take great pains in the ID of your watches. However, I have to disagree with the Executive name on your watch. From the introduction of the President & Executive watches until 1929 both models retained the same case measurements, design & engraving pattern. The President has a rectangular case & the Executive has a square case. Case Dimensions of my 1925 & 1930 President are approx: 36mm Lug-Lug X 24mm wide ,17.7mm between lugs and I would venture a guess that the dimensions of your subject watch would be close. While my square Executive case measures approximately 24mm x 24mm (no lugs). Of course my aforementioned watches are rated at 2 stars because of jewel count, so in order to be sure I know that Stephen has an Executive case & wouldn't mind logging the dimensions of his Executive case just to be sure.

 

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 26, 2011 - 5:01pm

I would also lean toward 'PRESIDENT' based on the rectangular Case.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 27, 2011 - 7:03am

Ha, I forgot I had these. Thanks for the reminder Wayne.

The rectangle case measures 36.4 (lug to lug) x 24.3 or tere abouts (od school calipers)

The square case measures: 32.4 (lug to lug) x 24.6

Square Bulova case Vs Rectangle Bulova case

My 2 cents. Geoffs watch is a President and Waynes is an Executive.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 27, 2011 - 12:11pm

 Updated to 'President' model ID from 'Executive"

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William Smith
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 8:33am

seems like some variation on bezel engraving pattern in various watch DB Presidents.  The XX_XX_  in admin's picture above, and subject engraving pattern.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 18, 2012 - 8:45am

ad Dated 1928

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William Smith
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 1:01pm

Good ad match to subject watch.  The "curved to fit the wrist" description is a little misleading to me.