Bulova 1936 President

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I think (and I hope) that it is a 1936 Bulova President without engravings. The curvex style case is approx 46mm long.

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Posted December 12, 2014 - 5:57pm

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The 21J movement certainly puts it in as a President. Still looking for an ad with the black dial or mention of a black dial.

Its a very good looking watch with that color combination (gold, black and brown)

Posted December 13, 2014 - 11:33am

Thank you! The dial is a tricky one and I'm not sure it's original. The markers are painted.

Posted December 13, 2014 - 3:55pm

I saw a very similar black dial on a 1937 Bulova President (that has engravings on both sides) on Watchophilia collections.

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 4:50am

I agree Stephen, a beautiful combination.

President, just a refinished dial that lifts it out of the norm.

Great watch.

Posted December 13, 2014 - 11:36am

Thank you bobbee! This beauty is still in transit, I can hardly wait to get it...

Geoff Baker
Posted December 13, 2014 - 7:15am

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Hi Tulora, welcome to myBulova, it's a beautiful watch you have here. For me this one presents a slight dilemma. I'm inclined to agree with the President ID also, based on the Jewel count. If it were 17j I think it would be a Treasurer. The President case style changed dramatically in 1936 and the engraving, or in this example the absence of it has been a bit of a challenge for us. 

Posted December 13, 2014 - 11:38am

Thanks for your reply Geoff Baker!

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 10:58am

I thought we sorted it?

Anyway, this ad snippet is from a full 1936 advert in the newspaper DB.



Size matters too, as well as the jewel count. The Treasurer is around five mm. shorter than the President.

The President is the longest case of the mid-late thirties Bulovas, and when dimensions are given, can't really be confused with any other model.

Posted December 13, 2014 - 11:37am

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I have similar President from 1936 with white dial and case is really engraved

dimension Lug to Lug is identical

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Posted December 17, 2014 - 11:31pm

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I agree the longer one is the President.  Nice black redial (probably).