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Bulova 1938 Phantom "D"

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Wow, this could be the oldest hang tag and VARIANT I've seen! This is another one of those watches that makes me wonder if it was ever worn, it is that crisp. This beauty comes out of the original NAMED cardboard storage box. Is nestled inside a NAMED clam shell display case that is a fresh and colorful as the day it left New York...... AND it has a hang tag with a name and a VARIANT. Top it all off with the original bracelet and it's fabulous.

Whew, had to sit down when I first held this gem!

Behold, the 1938 (by serial number) Bulova Phantom "D"

Added 12/20/2015

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1938 Bulova Phantom Geoffrey Baker
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Posted December 20, 2015 - 2:32pm

Nice watch Geoff, a pleasure to behold

Posted December 20, 2015 - 2:52pm

This is one of the best watches I have had the pleasure of seeing in a long time and is up to your usual standards Geoff.

Phantom D, three ticks.

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 4:28pm

That's slicker than deer guts on a door knob Geoff. That band really makes it look elegant.

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 6:41pm

Very nice original Phantom; another gem to add to your collection.

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 7:31pm

Wow... I'm a sucker for these 30's watches and a NOS? Holy Moly.. so nice Geoffy..

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William Smith
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Posted December 21, 2015 - 10:43am

Great one!  Phantom "D" from me.  The collection keeps growing.  
I'm surprised someone at Bulova hasn't contacted you about all these.  Seems like they would, since there's not many people who have an entire collection in this condition.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted December 21, 2015 - 11:09am

It occurs to me also that Bulova might be interested in making a new version of such a classic design. They have new versions of the Aerojet, for example.

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Posted December 25, 2015 - 2:31am

Box and all, now that's special!

I cannot believe how clean the display case and dial look for a 76 year old watch.