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Bulova 1938 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 


Movement Symbol: 

Cresent Moon

Movement Model: 


Movement Jewels: 


Movement Serial No.: 


Case Serial No.: 


Case shape: 


Crystal Details: 

24.7 x 13.9

Additional Information

Case measures approximately 19.25 mm x 36 mm.

Found as is... just a super sweet watch.  Running... once again the Bulova "bell" symbol on the outside.  Though this time the inside case is also stamped Bulova in the regular fashion.  Must have been around this time, 1938, when they started doing that again.

The watch is sporting a somewhat smaller movement than normal for men's watches of that time, a unusual 6AM, 17 Jewel.

The watch also came with what looks to be the original bracelet.  Marked the same as my other original bracelets of the mid-30's  B/R Patent Pending

What is it boys?


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Posted October 18, 2011 - 8:01pm

C'mon Jerin. Is there no manner of reasoning to convince you?

Look into my eyes (said calmly in a monotone voice).

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 4:36pm

Hey Jerin,

GOOD ONE:-)  I believe I have the glass and/or model name/s? Got measurements?? (I'm not here much again... so MESSAGE ME with any QnA or requests...)


:-)  Scott


Cambridge or Kenneth  (1939 Perfit catalog)  =  a  BB glass:  "MT" 24.5mm x 13.8mm, perhaps???


Posted October 19, 2011 - 10:49pm

The case sure looks like a Broadcaster, but where did the movement/dial come from? The dial looks like it matches the case to a tee, so I don't think it was a movement swap, 

Some sort of a Time King?? 

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 11:07pm

Yeah look at the other example of the same model watch on the previous page with the custom blue dial.  That blue dialed watch has the exact same 6AM movement and really unique caseback.... check that thing out... in my original watch and this

identical model.  It's crazy.




That drives me batty.

Posted June 10, 2012 - 8:46pm

If you can't id it I'll trade an id'ed watch for it cause I think it is absolutely the max.


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Posted June 10, 2012 - 9:38pm

The '43 GS catalog has the MT356-15 24.6x13.9 fitting the Bulova Cambridge & Kenneth. I've cross referenced the Federal MT5-245 24.5x13.8 also. I have 1 of the Federal should you need it.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 9:23pm

FOUND IT!  It's the Kenneth!

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 9:39pm

Is the Kenneth engraved? Different dial. Subject could still be the Cambridge.

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 9:48pm

Could be... but maybe not either.  I don't think they had the variant names in the mid 30's... Look at the new Phantom ad I posted.. shows all 3 Phantom variants with the name Phantom... stating... The Phantom... engraved or not!

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Posted November 7, 2014 - 11:27am

at the moment is the same model on eBay

I searched a bit and I found this advert, we have several of them and they all have the same 15 jwl movement, however what if ...