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Bulova 1935 President

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Being going through all my Bulova's this week. OK, here is another one I don't know the model.  It has a 21 jewel adjusted caliber 6AE movement, nice jewled caps on some of the train wheels.  10kt gold filled case marked Bulova, Fifth Ave., New York . The dial appears to be a earlier redial. The  curved case measures 20.00mm less crown by 45.65mm lug to lug, nice length. 

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Posted August 6, 2014 - 9:14pm

36 President

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Posted August 6, 2014 - 9:18pm


Totally agree with John (JP). 1936 President. Has a very nice clean dial.

Posted August 7, 2014 - 12:35am

Is there a advert for this model?   Can't say for sure, but President 1936 may not be the model. Saw a 36 President before and it had a different case and dial configeration.  

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Posted August 7, 2014 - 12:27pm

Here is advert

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Posted August 8, 2014 - 7:16am

Nice Prez.

There are several variations of this model in the mid-forties, and just like the Minute man and the American Clipper, not all variants are advertised, or at least we haven't seen them all yet!


Edit-I meant thirties, not forties!

Posted August 7, 2014 - 9:14am

Very interesting. It appears Bulova changed the dial and movement on the 1936 President  from a no seconds 6AE movement to a 7AP movement with a seconds dial but kept the same case configeration.  I knew I had seen a President with a 7AP in the past ,so I had to question my example. I wonder if there are other variants in 1936 and 1937 President?

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Posted August 7, 2014 - 2:30pm

FWIW, I have spoken with customers and collectors regarding the styles of this period in time, and have been told that it became fashionable to have a watch with no sub second hand, and that it was seen as a formal or 'dress' watch. 

Geoff Baker
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Posted August 8, 2014 - 5:54am

I agree - it's a President

Posted August 8, 2014 - 10:25am

Thanks for all the information. Would be nice to have the bracelet that came with the President.

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Posted August 8, 2014 - 10:41am