Bulova 1935 Hancock

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
571034
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This would appear to be a 1934/1935 Hancock. Movement dated 1934 and case s/n starts with a "5". Case back (hinged) is marked on exterior with s/n, "Bulova" and "10K Rolled Gold Plate".

Picked from a box of trinkets on a crusty leather replacement band at a garage sale today. Moderate plating wear to high points and it feels like the mainspring is bad. Balance shaft /  hairspring assy  is good, but it won't take a wind. It just clicks and spins when crown is rotated, never gains any tension. Only one of this model I have ever seen in person.

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Geoff Baker
Posted August 4, 2017 - 5:30am

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Looks like a Hancock to me, nice find.

jabs
Posted August 4, 2017 - 5:49am

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+1

mybulova_admin
Posted August 4, 2017 - 9:53pm

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Sounds like the main spring has snapped. A replacement shouldn;t be too hard to find. A 10EA main spring will also work.

It wonderful to see one of there in person. Hope you can get it working again.