Bulova 1936 Apollo

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William Smith
Posted August 22, 2012 - 6:44am

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1936 Apollo ad:

1936 Apollo/Commodore ad:

1937 Commodore ad:


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted August 22, 2012 - 6:50am

The lugs of the 'COMMODORE' difffer from those on the 'APOLLO' .

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William Smith
Posted August 22, 2012 - 6:53am

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I see that now...both in the ads and the example above.

Posted August 22, 2012 - 12:14pm

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I'm all in with Apollo.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 9:58pm

Hands are different on the Commodore, as is the seconds chapter (depending on which ad you are looking at).  Numbers on the Commodore are arabic.

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William Smith
Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:04pm

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...like you say, it depends on which ad....  The Apollo ad above is also Arabic numerals....but there may be an ad for Apollo w/ hash marks...or it's just a dial variant.  I'll check.

A 1947 ad for the Apollo w/ Roman numerals.  The date is quite a ways out from subject watch. I'll check other watchs in this ad to confirm correct date in DB.  This ad also has the "Cadet".

bobbee's picture
Posted March 8, 2013 - 8:04pm


                         1938 ad for the "BEACON". Perfect match.




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William Smith
Posted March 8, 2013 - 9:23pm

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Beacon does have the same dial/case.  1938 matching ad for Beacon vs 1936 "very close" ad for Apollo.
I'm good with Beacon based on the new ad.  Good find (again) Bobbee!

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 9:49am

Thanks Will.