Bulova 1934 President

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1934
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
462674
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10Kt gold filled hinged case 21 jewel  10AN movement circle symbol. Just serviced and keeping excellent time...

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Jim Townsend
Posted March 18, 2012 - 3:58pm

Ya i seen that it also looks like the 34 senator not sure just changed the year as a circle symbol was on the 34 movement also.

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William Smith
Posted March 18, 2012 - 4:00pm

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Yea it's a nice watch ....

Jim Townsend
Posted March 18, 2012 - 3:59pm

Weird your comment is gone! Bulova Ghosts

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William Smith
Posted March 18, 2012 - 4:06pm

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Yea it was redundant as you had already changed things.  Sometimes when we are both commenting on a thread simultaneously, they appear in the order we hit "save".

Jim Townsend
Posted March 18, 2012 - 4:03pm

It is a nice 10 dollar watch i just had Timemachines service this and put a new crown on it. Everything is original but the crown.

Jim Townsend
Posted March 18, 2012 - 4:05pm

By the way will winter is gone its been in the 70's and 80's the past week and our normal high here in Michigan this time of the year is 47. Weather has gotton weird!

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William Smith
Posted March 18, 2012 - 8:07pm

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We've certainly had a lot of weather in Hawaii lately.  And days too. Just last week we had seven in a row. :)

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William Smith
Posted March 18, 2012 - 8:47pm

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So is there a pres ad w/o the wandering seconds in this case style from 1933-1935?  I didn't see one....but a couple are blurry.

NOVA
Posted March 18, 2012 - 9:45pm

You won't find an ad for this one.  Some of us believe it is the pre-cursor to the subsequent wandering seconds version of the President due to its striking resemblance to that model, but there's no proof to support that belief.  There's also no other President shown in the ads for 1933.  There's a well known 1932 President, and a well known 1934 President, but no 1933 version.  This example appears a lot with a 1933 date. 

Some believe that, because the outside track doesn't fit the shape of the bezel, it is a Frankenbully, i.e., wrong dial in the wrong case.  However, this exact configuration has been seen over and over again, most of the time with ample evidence that the dial has been in the case for a very long time.

I consider mine to be a President, but only "tentatively", due to the absence of a matching ad.

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William Smith
Posted March 18, 2012 - 10:23pm

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Yep I searched and saw no ad, as you say.  There are other watch records w/ similar configuration/year w/ three stars....and I agree this is a tentative Pres at best.  Other mis-id'ed watches don't make this a three star President....but an ad would.  Thanks Nova

Two stars and we'll see who chimes in.