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Bulova 1937 Calhoun

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This is a really early 21 Jewel guys in the 10AE series.  At first I thought it was the Ben Hur but then saw that the Ben Hur is etched only.

So this smooth bezel Ben Hur is actually the Calhoun I think.  

Lugs are sort of cool as this watch looks like a Banker/Ranger with a sort of twist on the bezel right before the lugs.

The "Calhoun" ad is from 1938 and it's in the database.

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William Smith
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Posted January 16, 2015 - 11:40pm

I'm good with Calhoun for that smooth bezel with the twisties near the lugs

Geoff Baker
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Posted January 17, 2015 - 5:56am

Wow, that shined up very nicely plains, well done. I'm going with Will, Calhoun, sweet watch.

If anyone is interested, I think I have one or two of those bracelet straps shown in the advert laying around (they're NOS). The buckle is plastic but maybe it could be replaced. As I recall the strap is a bit on the short side. For display purposes it would look great.

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 6:41am

The bottom line of the seconds area ring in the ad looks to extend lower than the 5 & 7 - subj watch bottom line looks to be level with the numbers, minor difference. Looks like a good match otherwise and very nice presentation - Calhoun

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 8:06pm


Everything looks like s great match for the Bulova Calhoun, minus the slight variation in the dial.