Bulova 1936 Hancock

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.62875
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6402168
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:07pm

This is an interesting one.

'37 ad - 'GOLDCRAFT' and We've seen this Dial variant in many 1934 - '37 models.

Do We have an ad or any confirmation naming this mid 1930's style as the 'COMMANDER' Boys and Girls??

NOVA
Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:08pm

Oh, yes, we do.  There are quite a few in the database dated from 1934 to 1937, and a lengthy debate and the matching advert can be found here:  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1934-commander-1903

NOVA
Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:19pm

Although this watch may be a better match for the very similar Hancock.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:11pm

I'd say, what Year is the 'HANCOCK' ad?

NOVA
Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:14pm

According to Scott, who posted the Hancock ad in the thread cited above, it is from "1935 (Dec. 14th, 1935, SEP ad snippet".

NOVA
Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:16pm

There are two other watches identified as Hancocks in the database.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:20pm

'HANCOCK' then I Moi's O.

p40warhawk91
Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:21pm

Hi there, it seems to me that the Hancock is a ladies watch, judging by the band, and this is most definitely a mans watch because it is around 38mm x 20mm. I looked carefully at the other Commander watches listed in the Bulova Watches section and it is a great match for the others. But I could not find any ads that exactly matched this watch, especially with the powdery gold dial.

p40warhawk91
Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:23pm

There is a commander in one of the 1936 ads that looks very much like this one, but I don't know how to copy and paste the ads into this thread.

NOVA
Posted January 17, 2012 - 6:23pm

Warhawk - That's a man's band, not a ladies'.  The style was very typical of the 1930s.  The Hancock is a man's watch.