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Bulova 1936 Beacon

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1936

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

10AE

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6589493

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

American Standard Bulova

Crystal Details: 

22.8mm appears original

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1936 Bulova Beacon in pretty exceptional original condition came to me on the original band, which is sized so small I took it off and put it in reserve hoping to someday find another or a "donor" for links. Presented on a 1940's Speidel "Golden Knight". Keeping time within 15 seconds over 24 hrs.

Crystal appears original and slightly distorts the outer seconds track. Movement code and s/n  match to 1936. A pretty unusual design for the 1930's. Referenced ad dates May 1938.

Take note the case back includes the American Standard shield, while interior mark is "Bulova Fifth Ave."

 

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted November 11, 2018 - 8:27am

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 11, 2018 - 8:50am

A point of interest is the S/N. Watch is numbered

 6589493

The only other documented example of this watch in the Db (also 1936) is numbered

 6589766

A difference of only 273 watches. What does this mean?, probably nothing besides coincidence.

I have seen one other example of this watch on the internet and it was also a 1936 numbered

6582792, a difference of 6,701

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 11, 2018 - 8:46am

Agree with Beacon good find

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Kathy L.
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Posted November 11, 2018 - 10:56am

Nice find!  Nice that it has the original band even if you can't use it.  Agree with Beacon.

1936 Bulova Beacon