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Bulova 1934 President

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Model ID rating explained.
2.802

Manufacture Year: 

1934

Movement Symbol: 

Circle

Movement Model: 

10 AN

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

453636

Case shape: 

Stepped

Crystal Details: 

B*B Y2575 155

Gender: 

Men's

Additional Information

Hinged Backset Case measures 37mm lug to lug x 25mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial shows raised Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova signature, tracks are printed Black. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style and a unique 'Wandering' Seconds Dial appears partially obscuring the 6.

N.O.S. Glass 6/18/2012

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Jim Townsend
Posted November 8, 2011 - 5:53pm

I have this same watch why is my movement a 10AE 21 Jewel is it because they made differnt movements for differnt years? My movement symbol is a triangle dates to 1935 did they change the movement a year later? I have the original bracelet on my watch it is a beauty near mint no wear to to gold. Movement is super clean as is the dial.

Ellierose
Posted November 8, 2011 - 6:46pm

hello the case and dial are just as beautiful as the movement,,do you oxalic acid to polish movement parts....

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 8, 2011 - 8:57pm

In 1935 Bulova started making movements in the USA. A few 10AN were made and the 10AE took the place of the 10AN. I doubt you will ever see a 1936 10AN, but if you do, please let me & the movement data base know.

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timerestoration
Posted November 11, 2011 - 12:49pm

 I have 2 of these with the dial shown. They are both 10AN... on with an X symbol, and one with an X inside of an O. Can anyone shed some light on this dial variation? It seems BOTH mine and the one above show up in the 1935 ad database.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 11, 2011 - 1:09pm

VERY interesting!

This Dial has been seen before in a President case Jeff, minus the wandering Seconds bit.

Tell tale signs of wear are saying this (centrally located Minute register) is correct after all....

http://www.mybulova.com/node/2891

X O Datestamp would indicate a Movement produced in 1933 and then completed or Cased in 1934.

* Based on this newly found information My guess would be the inner track Dial is early production 1934 'PRESIDENT' with the outer tracked Dials coming later.

A guess Yes, but a logical one.

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted November 11, 2011 - 4:45pm

Hey Fifth, You could be onto a very viable conceptual idea here. I would still argue that the track still needs to be arched at the top and bottom to be used with the cases with the arched bezel opening and that the dials with the rectangular registers fit watches with a rectangular opening.

If you caught my 1932 jump hour President at the bottom of page 1 we might also speculate that the jump hour watch came 1st and then Bulova just punched out the top of un-used bezels and went to a full view dial with the wandering seconds. Purely speculation on my part but plausible I think......maybe?

zappatore88
Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:36am

Any one have the original strap for this watch
They are willing to part with?