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Bulova 1937 Chesterfield

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.151429

Manufacture Year: 

1937

Movement Symbol: 

Circle

Movement Model: 

17AE

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

7016558

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Mineral. Diâmetro: 39,6 mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

CAIXA: Diâmetro 45 mm sem coroa. 10K RGP. 

posted in 04.10.2012.

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Posted October 4, 2012 - 8:21pm
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William Smith
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Posted October 4, 2012 - 10:12pm

Looks similar to the Chesterfield- but in white gold. Ad dated 1938.  Subject watch is white gold & has the side engraving. In the ad graphic below, the Douglas has engraving on the front and side, where the Chesterfield does not?  Subject could be a 1934 (circle) movement in a 1937 case.

The Buckingham has 17 jewels.  The 1951 Montgomery has stainless back.

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William Smith
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Posted October 4, 2012 - 10:16pm

The 1939 ad Fifth links above shows engraved side case for Chesterfield. 

bourg01
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Posted October 5, 2012 - 2:21pm

It could also be the Tuxedo if my feable mind has any memory left, I'd guess it depends on the producton date and the white gold case.

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William Smith
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Posted October 5, 2012 - 6:34pm

Tuxedo from this 1939 ad below. Engraving, but no mention of white gold.  Tuxedo 17 jewels.

mybulova_admin
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Posted October 9, 2012 - 4:32am

Chesterfield is my call based on the 15J and the mixture of adverts that show it with an engraved edge and another that shows the 7 and 5.

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William Smith
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 2:52pm

3 votes for Chesterfield.  Will, Admin, Fifth.  The production date? Circle on movement, case SN begins w/ 7. 

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bobbee
Posted October 11, 2012 - 4:08pm

Chesterfield.

Geoff Baker
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 5:40am

I'll go with Chesterfield

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William Smith
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 4:59pm

Looks like we have enough votes for Chesterfield.  What production date do we go with?  Is "circle" in the picture where we usually see a date symbol?  Even w/ circle, these pocket watches in Bulova cases seem to follow the first digit of case serial number to production date correlation during this period- just like the non-pockets.