Bulova 1934 Senator

Submitted by William Smith on August 20, 2012 - 6:02am
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20.2mm x 15.6mm
Additional Information

Dial: silver w/ raised gilt Bulova & Arabic numerals, black painted minute and subsecond track, completely obscuring the 6, gilt modern style hands.
Movement:  10AN 15 jewel adjusted Bulova Watch Co. U.S.A.    O date symbol
Outside Case Back: BULOVA (just above) 10K Rolled Gold Plate,   (SN) 466484
Inside Case Back:  Nothing

Case measures: 35.1mm x 24.9mm (not counting crown)
Crystal measures: 20.2mm x 15.6mm
Lug gap:  16mm

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 8:40am

Agreed, Senator.

William Smith
Posted August 20, 2012 - 3:52pm

Well the horizontal bezel seems to have a pattern engraved on it, while subject watch lacks this pattern.  The 1934 ad watch may be a little narrower and taller?  The White 10RGP is a match.

Posted August 20, 2012 - 4:52pm

That's not a pattern brother.  That's some artists shading.  I have your watch in wg, gold, and combo.  The watch isn't long and lean like that at all. They're short and fat like yours and this:


William Smith
Posted August 20, 2012 - 5:16pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Thanks Shawn.   It makes a big difference when you've handled a gazillion of the actual watches.  I have not.  Subject sure looks like your example, and if that's shading by the artist, it looks like the ad too.  Let me check in my parts drawer to see if I have a Senator hang tag...that would clear things up. :)  Now what do I do with the darned watch?  Place it back in a seal-a-meal bag w/ desiccant and put in the sock drawer for a few more years...?  Seems like such a waste of a good watch...but it's my way... I'd almost give the thing to a good home (if you want the white version too).  My wife and brother say I should collect Bulova watch photos, as the photos don't stop running or need servicing...

Posted August 20, 2012 - 4:54pm

Good eye Will!

A fine detail I have not noticed before, nor which anyone has mentioned prior which Your 'SENATOR' shows:

The arteest appears to be illustrating a brushed finish Case bezel horizontal.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 21, 2012 - 7:09am

I'll vote when the complete watch is added.

William Smith
Posted August 21, 2012 - 9:54am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Geoff   It's all there, I just forgot to take a photo w/ the movement in the case.  It does make it hard to "see" what the actual watch looks like. 'll get another photo of it together...ive just been busy and lazy.

Posted August 21, 2012 - 10:57am

This listing meets the site requirements for entry into the database and there are Watches ID'd with less... a lot less.

Reverend Rob
Posted August 21, 2012 - 11:05am

I'd say re-dial, there is not enough wear on the edges where the bezel contacts the dial to be original 1934.