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Bulova 1939 Ben Hur

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26.5mm X 17.3mm



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Nice 1939 non-engraved version of the "Ben Hur" 21J 10AE movement with a shield symbol, Satin White dial with raised Gold numbers and hands, Gold bezel and caseback marked B-10K Gold filled, Kreisler Quality rice bead band.

Very nice original timepiece.

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William Smith
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Posted November 16, 2012 - 10:04pm

Gang  Based on the new ads indicating unengraved Calhoun for 1938 and 1939, is this watch possibly a Calhoun for this year?  The last ad we have for the unengraved Ben Hur is from 1938 (in root record).  I'm also following the logic and ads we used to arrive at the recent Calhoun ID just published.  If i understood, the unengraved 1938 Ben Hur possibly became the Calhoun in/by 1939?  If we had an ad for an unengraved Ben Hur in 1939, we would be back at the mount coming into play.

December 1939 ad

March 1939

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 4:25am

Good use of logic, Will.

Geoff Baker
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 6:48am

.....but Will, both ads you're using are engraved. Greg's watch is not.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 7:38am

Not engraved, Geoff. Both ads are plain cased.
I think the band is the difference, and maybe the age.
No Ben Hur ads without the matching link bracelet, and no Calhoun ads without the leather band.