Bulova 1936 -Unknown

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Can't seem to ID this one other from the date on the movement. The movement has no import code. Inside back of case has no markings (well, except those from watchmakers). 

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1936 Bulova
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Geoff Baker
Posted December 17, 2016 - 6:42am

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Nice old Bulova Patrick, I just don't see a thing in the dB that matches it, no ads either. You mention that there are no markings on the case? Does it not have any Bulova ID inside either?

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 17, 2016 - 11:51am

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The 6AE was from an FHF 332 ebauche, which is a common size (6 3/4 x 11) and would have been used by other makers. No import code likely means a European model, and no US advert would make sense in that case. Now, did Bulova European market watches utilize American Standard Cases? Why import cases if you didn't have to? Other non-US market Bulovas used Swiss cases, etc. So it is possible that this is a non-conforming Bulova because of the case, or maybe this is what they sold overseas, and is 100% Bulova. 

Unknown for me..

Posted December 18, 2016 - 8:13pm


To confirm, there are no markings on inside back (see pic). The outside back has a case # and the words "Bulova Quality". As I am in Canada, it may have been made for the Canadian market.