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Bulova 1938 President

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Cresent Moon

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GS MX394-25 25.9 x 14.4 mm



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Here is a easy one...1938 Bulova President with a 7AP 21J movement stamped with a Crescent moon. The 10K Gold filled bezel & back are near perfect, just some scratches to the bezel that I need to work out... usually the back is worn through on the edges and the lug ends are shot on these, the bracelet is a JB 12K Gold filled adjustable type and is also near perfect. Has both the inner & outer boxes and paperwork and I would say that the whole package is original

I bought this watch last weekend on the bay, and thought it was a worn out Phantom due to the sellers poor pictures, I was quite surprised when it arrived!

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bobbee's picture
Posted January 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

Bloody showoff....


Alright, it's lovely.

O.K., It's gorgeous!

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:24pm

EDIT: actually I want to say President, but do we actually have an advert showing this exact combination of dial, movement and case?

Tentative for me.

I can see that display box getting a real good work out :-)

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William Smith
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Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:26pm

Yep President 

Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:47pm

SO  YOU'R the one I was bidding against. I really wanted that watch.

Bobbee taught me a valuable lesson, if the pics are crummy then it is probably a great little watch. Boy was he ever right.

Nice snag Greg.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 9:02pm

You were right man.. that thing is sweet.. hell that box is worth $50-100 depending on who needs it.

I do believe we have an ad in the new decades for this dial.  Though... if not.. I know I've seen them in my research I just maybe didn't grab them.

Posted January 12, 2013 - 9:12pm

Sorry John,

Actually I am surprised that I won it, my max was $65.00 and it went under that, I was more interested in the box...Figured the case would be worn through like they usually are and I would just flip it and keep the boxes...sometimes you do ok on crappy pictures, and sometimes you don't...


Doesn't the ad in the post match?


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 12:11am

Different dial.

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 9:14pm


I also let this one get away, what a great Watch. Way to go.

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 9:17pm

Here you go Greg.. BOOM... the same box and everything.

1936 Ad out of Syracuse, NY

Posted January 12, 2013 - 9:26pm

No subseconds or engraving on that one, but I think the ad I posted is correct...