Bulova 1938 Webster

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8724648
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Broken calipars
Additional Information: 

1938 Webster

needs silver hands ?

As found, haven't touched it yet.

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shelton243
Posted July 16, 2018 - 6:42pm

On the snap back behind crown small wear hole, looks like from crown.

I need a set of silver hands or just chand out the silver sub second with gold..

.

plainsmen
Posted July 17, 2018 - 1:13am

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shelton243 wrote:

On the snap back behind crown small wear hole, looks like from crown.

I need a set of silver hands or just chand out the silver sub second with gold..

.

Actually there are grey hands that go with this dial out there. I've several of these tri-colored explosion dials I call them. One of my favorites.

plainsmen
Posted July 17, 2018 - 1:16am

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Like these ones on the Webster I've had in the past.

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Kathy L.
Posted July 16, 2018 - 11:58pm

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I see there was some discussion on a watch like this between the Oxford and the Webster.  Here is an ad for the Webster.  I think this watch may have had gray hands but there is also a chance it came with the gold.  Very nice looking watch.  I just picked up two ladies watches with the same color dials and really think they are neat.  Will keep looking to see if there is a clearer ad but for now. 1938 Bulova Webster

plainsmen
Posted July 17, 2018 - 1:14am

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This early I think I'm good with the Webster.

jabs
Posted July 17, 2018 - 3:03am

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1938 Bulova Webster nice one

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shelton243
Posted July 17, 2018 - 5:52am

It has a problem winding, clutch wheel or Winding Pinion,  I'll know soon enough

No spares hangin round, Have to canablize another working 7ap..

 

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 17, 2018 - 7:21am

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That is a real beauty. I suspect the gold hands are likely original (or they could have been grey). Until we locate an ad with better resolution, the contrast in referenced ad supplied by Kathy says gold for me. I seem to think the grey hands on this face was a trait of the Ambassador "C"

1938 Bulova Webster. 

Like this one:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1939-webster-704?page=1

Personally, I would swap out the sub-second hand to match the others. It's more likely it was lost during a service and replaced with what was on hand. Just my opinion, for what it's worth.

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shelton243
Posted July 17, 2018 - 10:32am

Those hands are definitly not the originals, not from 7ap at all.  too loose, they had a tab of silicone holding them in place.....

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 17, 2018 - 10:45am

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I'm thinking Webster, and the Matte grey hands would be correct, although Gold ones match the case and would have been my guess initially.   If it is slipping when you attempt to wind it, it could also be a very worn mainplate. Sometimes many years of winding, coupled with dirt in the mechanism, will wear away the channel the stem turns in, and loss of metal means there is considerable play in the winding/setting mechanism.    Let's hope that is not the case, this is a very sharp looking piece.