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Bulova 1935 Hancock

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1935

Movement Symbol: 

Circle

Movement Model: 

10AN

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

571034

Case shape: 

Stepped

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This would appear to be a 1934/1935 Hancock. Movement dated 1934 and case s/n starts with a "5". Case back (hinged) is marked on exterior with s/n, "Bulova" and "10K Rolled Gold Plate".

Picked from a box of trinkets on a crusty leather replacement band at a garage sale today. Moderate plating wear to high points and it feels like the mainspring is bad. Balance shaft /  hairspring assy  is good, but it won't take a wind. It just clicks and spins when crown is rotated, never gains any tension. Only one of this model I have ever seen in person.

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Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 4, 2017 - 4:30am

Looks like a Hancock to me, nice find.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted August 4, 2017 - 4:49am

+1

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 4, 2017 - 8:53pm

Sounds like the main spring has snapped. A replacement shouldn;t be too hard to find. A 10EA main spring will also work.

It wonderful to see one of there in person. Hope you can get it working again.