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Bulova 1937 Farragut

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26.1 x 14

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This one had eluded me for the last several months.  I've finally gotten an example of this model.  I love the deco style lines on the dial!!  I believe this watch was the only men's Bulova that has something like this.

I've only seen a small handful (3) other examples of this model and I believe Nova has one.

I love this watch and it's definately going to be a keeper as I believe it to  be one of the rarest of this era other than possibly the Knight.

It's still unknown as of yet and I've not seen anything else like it in any of the known ads.  HEY... there's still a little mystery left out here ladies and gents!

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 7:35pm

I do have one, dated 1936.  I measured the crystal at 26mm x 14mm--almost exactly what you got.  The closest I can find to that in the catalogs I have is G-S T1216, which measures 26.2mm x 14.1.  I don't find any Bulova models associated with that crystal.  Anyone have different results?

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 7:38pm

Is the shape consistant with the wierd beveled look... skinny at the top and bottom?

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 8:36pm

16 catalogs and zip. I do have a glass BB T2621/141 on hand but no catalog reference to id it.


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Posted March 19, 2012 - 4:14pm


Posted December 14, 2012 - 8:04pm

That is a watch that deserves a name if any of them do. I will see what I can dig up for you my friend.


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Posted December 16, 2012 - 2:34pm

How about the "FARRAGUT"?    NY Post, 1937.


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Posted December 16, 2012 - 1:17pm

It certainly looks like it Bobbee. Subject watch is 7j and unknown case composition though.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 3:16pm

Admiral David G. Farragut, 1801-1870.

"Damn the torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!"

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 3:49pm

ooohhh... check it.  First time i've seen an ad with the same dial design.  Sweet!

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 6:08pm

The ad does look like it has those Mayan/Aztecan symbols at the top/bottom.  Hopefully it's not Aztecan, as we may only have till the winter solstice (Dec 21st) to figure things out :)

...or am I thinking of the Mayan Calander....