Skip to main content

Bulova 1935 Dexter

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1935

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

10AB

Movement Jewels: 

7

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

50307098

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

domed plastic Crystal

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This appears to be the first model of the Dexter in the database.   It is a 10KT Yellow Rolled Gold plate hinged case with a 10AB 7-jewel movement with a triangle date code.  The balance pivot is broken.  I cannot find a interchangeable match to the 10AB movement in the catalogs.  If anyone knows what balance might work I would appreciate it.  

Not For Sale
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 18, 2019 - 3:27am

Nice!!

I believe you are correct. It's great to finally have an example in the database!

1935 Bulova Dexter.

JimDon5822
Posted October 18, 2019 - 6:13am

The ad does say white gold but this is yellow gold.  I assume there were two variants or possibly three. 

neetstuf-4-u's picture
neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 18, 2019 - 7:19am

I don't find any other matches to this case in either white or yellow. Possibility of variants of the watch based on color. Watch is a match to the ad concerning face, hands, case shape and likely jewel count (not called out in Dexter ad, so in all probabability less than 15). "Bargain Price" also seems to indicate lower jewel count than standard Bully of the time. I will go tentative

1935 Dexter

Nice find!

Reverend Rob's picture
Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted October 18, 2019 - 9:11am

That's $466 in today's money, not insignificant when you consider it was the height of the Depression. 

1935 Dexter

 

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted October 18, 2019 - 5:49pm

Nice find and good ad match.

1935 Bulova Dexter

JimDon5822
Posted October 19, 2019 - 8:16pm

This ad confirms the 7 jewels.

neetstuf-4-u's picture
neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted October 19, 2019 - 10:23pm

Also confirms yellow gold variant. Well done!