Bulova 1926 Senator

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21,7 x 21,7 mm
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Posted October 3, 2013 - 6:08am


1926 'SENATOR'

Posted October 3, 2013 - 8:47am

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What is the first number in the case serial number? It looks like 6612002. Both dial and hands seem later than 1926.

The case of a 1926 Senator is a different shape. See the lugs. It seems to be a nice combination of the 25/26 Senator case shape with the 25/26 Executive engraving.

No exact match leads me to an 'Unknown' model.

Posted October 3, 2013 - 9:50am

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readable  case stamp is 612002, before the digit 6 is "o", but which can also be incorrectly stamped "6"

case serial number may actually be 6612002 or 612002

I find identical case with http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1926-senator-4249

Notice that his case have before the serial number symbol "o" also

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Posted October 3, 2013 - 9:35am

Posted October 3, 2013 - 9:53am

Lugs on subjet watch have a slight angle in toward each other and advert lugs are straight..

Unknown for now

Posted October 3, 2013 - 5:17pm

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As JP indicates the angled lugs don't match the advert. I'm certainly leaning towards a Senator, but am not 100% convinced yet.

Posted October 4, 2013 - 3:48am

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I must have used inappropriate advert, I made a comparison of the materials available on our website in all cases, except December, are slanting lugs. For comparison, I added adverts of Executive, that have similar case with december advert, I also examined  
Geoff Baker
Posted October 4, 2013 - 5:49am

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Nice job jabs. I think this demonstrates that the subject is neither Executive or Senator. The engraving pre - 12/26 is different on the Senator and the lug design is different on both models. Note that both the 12/26 Senator and all three Executives have a vertical engraving pattern that follows continuously down to the lug ends, while the subject watch vertical engraving is mitered to the horizontal and picked up again on the lugs. Two other noteworthy differences, both Executive and Senator are advertised in 17 j configuration and also 1926 dials will have an open "9". I find no ad match to this (or Jerin's) watch.



Posted October 4, 2013 - 6:18am

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the open "9" I have not noticed, I try to always read before buying materials available, when I found an identical model from Jerin I did not deal with more details :) that it will not be Executive I ruled out quite early
Posted October 4, 2013 - 7:01am

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This may still be a Senator.....just the 'cross over' model.

Note it has the same shape as the first series and the same engraving as the second.

This watch is either a cross over or a different model all together.