Bulova 1935 Commodore

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Refinished dial, Original Bracelet.

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Bob Bruno
Posted May 8, 2011 - 2:29pm

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This watch only got a two star model id rating. I think it deserves a 3 star imo. See 1935 ad. What do you guys think?

Bob B

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 8, 2011 - 3:49pm


the ad is showing a non engraved White metal Watch.


* 2 Stars = Model identification tentative by the majority of panel members.

Whoever gave the rating believes the Watch to be a 'COMMODORE' but lacks supporting evidence to positively confirm the ID.

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Bob Bruno
Posted May 8, 2011 - 5:42pm

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Yeah I noticed the watch in the ad is non engraved. Didn't notice the part about " in white " That's why I declined the invite to join the panel. 2 stars it is ..... for now :)

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Bob Bruno
Posted May 8, 2011 - 6:21pm

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This ad appears to read natural rolled gold plate 33.75        

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 8, 2011 - 6:39pm

2.5 stars!

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Bob Bruno
Posted May 9, 2011 - 2:49pm

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So now I gotta find an ad that shows a engraved case.... Jezzz you guys are tuff :)

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted October 13, 2011 - 3:11pm

possibly the 'APOLLO'.

ad Dated 1936


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William Smith
Posted March 8, 2012 - 10:31pm

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1935 Commodore  1936 Apollo?  I thought we have a 1936 commodore ad showing very similar watch therefore w/ two names in same year.  challanging...  Do we have examples ads/watches where the "same" watch changed names in the middle of the year?  I think so....Lone Eagle/ Conqueror pre may 1927 etc...

...but that doesn't address engraving anyway....

Posted March 8, 2012 - 11:30pm

The Apollo has entirely different lugs.  The non-Bulova ad shown above only lists the Apollo without showing it, and is misleading at best, IMO.

The only watch we've ever seen like the subject watch is the Commodore, and it comes in white and yellow gold.  It is not a stretch to believe that there was also an engraved version--just like the engraved an unengraved versions of the Ben Hur,  American Clipper, Treasurer, etc., etc. . . all of the same time period.

Bulova Apollo ad dated 1936. . .


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Posted November 19, 2012 - 1:41pm

Not the Apollo, an engraved Commodore.