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Bulova 1935 Physician

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The BULOVA "PHYSICIAN," Circa 1935. It's currently listed for sale on eBay, hereafter:



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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 19, 2010 - 3:19pm

Very nice, not crazy over the quality of the refurb, but nice.'s picture
Posted November 19, 2010 - 10:02pm

Yah... on a uniquely rare (and universally higher demand amongst physicians and collectors, alike!) watch like this... the case should have been fixed!? But reselling on eBay and proper "refurbing" = NO MARGIN... And therefore it's seldom even DONE... ESPECIALLY if the watch has ALSO been SERVICED!?

The way to go would be snipe it for perhaps $275.00 - $325.00+ and get the case reworked and replated... THEN RESELL it for 400+/- pounds (with an asking price of 500) via another website... IF you have the cash and/or credit to sit on it for 45- 90 days??? (After waiting 3- 4 weeks for the case repair/replating!)

And I suspect that's probably what the buyer, may well DO??? I see 1920s/30s+ GRUEN "Doctor's watches" going for $500. - $3000. USD/= in Germany, the UK and elsewhere... These watches are quite RARE, afterall... 


:-)  William

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Stephen Ollman
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Posted November 19, 2010 - 11:43pm

Will, why would you want to resell it?

I'd imagine that if you were going to pay that much money for a beautiful watch such as this (regardless of its curtrent is 75 years old after all....then it would be a keeper.

As you indicate its one that you often don't find and there for would be a treasured possession in anyones collection.

I'd hate to think that the world of vintage watches has become all about the profit margin.....where's the passion in that?

This watch is a wonderful example of both the style and craftmenship of the 1930s in America. A very nice time piece and I wish the new owner all the luck and hope that they consider adding it to the website.'s picture
Posted November 20, 2010 - 5:15am


It's actually NOT mine... If it was, I'd have the case redone and likely keep it, if I could afford to do so?!? I posted it as a previously unlogged ID, as I do all of these, once I know what model they are... (I also have 50- 100 "unknowns" and far too many model names to post... unless an UNKNOWN section with photo links for easy recognition, is perhaps (next?) added to the site?!?

:-) Scott

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Stephen Ollman
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Posted November 22, 2010 - 6:51pm

Scott, are you referring to this:

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 22, 2010 - 3:53pm

at least mop the  crystal adhesive off. : )

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William Smith
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Posted December 25, 2012 - 2:51pm

Case serial number as listed in root record begins w/ the number 1.  That serial number doesn't look like the one on the case back photo?

Posted February 20, 2015 - 6:24am

I want one

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Posted February 20, 2015 - 6:34am

This one is owned by Lisa/NOVA of watchophilia.

What is strange, is that the seller of this watch changed the hands when sending to her, it now has gold dauphine  hands!

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Posted February 20, 2015 - 6:48am

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