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Bulova 1933 President

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I found this one without the hinges on the case, there is no evidence that they ever were there! Does anyone know what the crystal code is for this wonderful thick glass that's on this watch? Or where I can buy another? Thank you so much guys!

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zappatore88 1933 Bulova 02 03 2015
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1955mercury's picture
Posted January 31, 2015 - 10:45pm

Hi Zappatore88. I think you have a 1936 "President" case with a 1933 "President" movement. I don't think that hurts the value. These are very few and far between.

Lisa lists the the G-S crystal for this model as G-S Y875. Apparently G-S no longer makes this crystal because it is not listed in their latest catalog. The G-S crystal would be acrylic. I don't know which glass crystal you would need. Someone on here should know.


Geoff Baker
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Posted February 1, 2015 - 5:41am

Nice one Tony, this is a beautiful watch. No question that it's a President. The date has me scratching my head though. I thought the stepped case wandering seconds President was last issued in 1935 and the case style switched in 1936. We show no adverts or models in the dB in this style post 1935 but then there's that serial number. I just love a good mystery.

President, period.

Posted February 1, 2015 - 12:03pm

Seems like I have a nose for sniffing out all the odd ball watches lol! There are some Roman numerals on the inside of the case near the crystal edge "I VI IX" not sure what that will do for the mystery , the movement has the X symbol on it so that date is good , just that there is no hinge on it which is strange to me, I have two others which are identical except for the missing hinge back.

Posted February 1, 2015 - 10:18am


I have the GS Y875 plastic crystal in NOS condition if you need one. PM me at JP and I will get your information.

Posted February 1, 2015 - 12:09pm

Found it not thick but glass-

crystal BB Y2575 155


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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

I like it!


Posted February 1, 2015 - 4:53pm

The roman numerals scratched inside match the last three digits as your serial number.


Posted February 1, 2015 - 5:17pm

Aha! Learnd something new today! Thanks

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William Smith
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Posted February 1, 2015 - 8:39pm

President from me.  Nice one!

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Posted February 2, 2015 - 2:18am