Bulova 1935 Alexander

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10 AR
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
5053958
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
24 x 15 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1935 Bulova 'Alexander' with period link style bracelet. Wonderful original condition on both, very little evidence of wear.  I was all ready to enter this watch as a 1935 Alexander when I noticed the minute track is out side the numbers on two ads and inside on one. It looks like the 'dress' dial (applied numbers) has them outside.

I'm calling it an Alexander, Other than the engraving, it's a twin to the Senator.

Added 11/8/2013

 

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1935 Bulova Alexander watch Geoffrey Baker 11 08 2013
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JP
Posted November 8, 2013 - 4:15pm

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Fine example of the Alexander. Thanks for sharing it with us.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 9, 2013 - 12:29am

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There is a 1933 Princeton (a very close case and dial match) that is 17J and was priced at $37.50, so the subject watch with only 7 jewels would match the Alexander lower price of $24.75

Here is a 15J version for $29.75.

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Alexander for me.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 9, 2013 - 6:00am

Do We have an ad showing the 'ALEXANDER' with only 7 Jewels?

'UNKNOWN' for now.

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William Smith
Posted November 10, 2013 - 6:14pm

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Mark, no ad that i find from my cellphone w/ jewel match.  similar to Alexander other then jewel count, but it's an ad "match" by Stephen's price comparison senerio. 

I'd have to say a tentative Alexander based on the ad.  ....but unknown is probably a better call w/o an ad....I've mellowed on what ever the "rules" are now. 

...and there's no such thing as a three tick unknown......

 

OldTicker
Posted November 10, 2013 - 6:37pm

LOL! I have a lot of "3 tick unknowns" in the database Will!

Welcome Back!

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William Smith
Posted November 10, 2013 - 6:24pm

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It's a nice watch Geoff...and w/ a great band that seems to match the ad and period.  I'd call it Alexander at my house :) ....but I've been worng before

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Posted November 12, 2013 - 6:58am

The Case of the subject appears shorter than the 'ALEXANDER' as illustrated.

ad Dated 1936

 

ad Dated 1936

 

ad Dated 1935.

...and the Jewel count is off.