Bulova 1932 President

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
9A
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
80966
Case Serial No.: 
2017410
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.3mm X 24.5mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Dial: Bulova, raised gilt Arabic numerals, recessed subsecond w/ black printed track inner minute track and subsecond track, stamped SWISS (open nine)
Movement:  9A 17 jewel Unadjusted Bulova Watch Co. SWISS  (SN) 80966  Triangle date symbol 1926
Outside Case Back:  not marked
Inside Case Back:  Bulova Quality  Pat. Jan 11, 1927  2017410

Case measures 36.4mm x 24.4mm (not counting crown).
Kinda looks looks like one of those single hinged "flip backs" where you could put a photograph inside.  The gold content is not marked.  Case SN suggests 1932.  9A movement w/ 17 jewels in database as 1926, w/ a 15 jewel example in 1925.  The movement serial number can be read upside down as 99608, but I'm assuming it was stamped in same orientation as other lettering.

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DarHin
Posted August 17, 2012 - 11:20pm

'32 President with a '26 movement?

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William Smith
Posted August 17, 2012 - 11:43pm

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...and a 1927ish dial? I thought Pres too, but the hing back has an interesting recessed area like those flip-back photo holders.... The open nine occurred till a later date in this shape, so 1932 w/ 26 movement may be correct.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:52am

Case is 1932 'PRESIDENT'

ad Dated 1932 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1932-1...

The 9A Movement is found in 2 'PRESIDENT's in the current Watch database, dated 1925 and 1926.

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William Smith
Posted August 18, 2012 - 9:21am

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If i remember those two are square, and the 25 is w/o subseconds, but the house a 9A

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 18, 2012 - 9:35am

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William Smith
Posted August 18, 2012 - 9:42am

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Thanks Mark.  I went and looked too refresh me memory

mybulova_admin
Posted August 18, 2012 - 8:16am

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Movement and case dates don't match but either way it's a President.
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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 18, 2012 - 8:54am

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William Smith
Posted August 18, 2012 - 9:11am

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Fifth's linked 1932 ad below:


1930 ad below also has similar engraving pattern, and interesting artists representation of lume?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 18, 2012 - 9:49am

Will,

The ad is showing, or attempting to show a Raised Gilt Dial.

IMO