Bulova 1937 President

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
6AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
7138811
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
Thin curved glass
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

21 jewel 6AE USA movement with arrow date stamp. Case has very thin scroll work to the left and right of crystal. Case is gold filled and slightly curved. Inside case back reads Bulova New York. Case back reads the serial numbers between the bottom lugs and B-10K Gold Filled between the upper lugs. Band is a Benrus expandable 1/20-10k GF w/ stainless steel bottoms.

Research led me to two contenders; Treasurer or President. I'm leaning towards President because of the 21 jewel movement.

Update: Case length to ends of lugs: 1 3/4" approx 44.45mm Case width: 3/4" approx 19.05mm Crystal length: 1" approx 25.4mm Crystal width: 9/16" approx 14.29mm

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JP
Posted June 3, 2015 - 8:48pm

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37 President

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William Smith
Posted June 4, 2015 - 12:22am

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I think you nailed this one as President.  1938 ad below:

 

Geoff Baker
Posted June 4, 2015 - 7:05am

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Yes, I agree with a President ID on this one. Nice watch.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 7, 2015 - 12:45am

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Dial is a match for the Bulova Treasurer. We don't have any President adverts matching this dial, so it's either an unknown Bulova President variant, a Treasurer with a movement swap, or yet another unknown modee

Bulova Treasurer advert

 

Bulova Treasurer watch advert

Geoff Baker
Posted June 7, 2015 - 4:41am

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Stephen, doesn't the ad in the listing show the President in this dial configuration? Here's the advert:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1937-4...

Wangbow
Posted June 10, 2015 - 1:29pm

I just noticed the thin rectangle that borders the exterior of the hour markers in this ad, everything matches the dial in question except for this.

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1955mercury
Posted June 7, 2015 - 5:54am

Stephen makes a good point. The dial has the minute tracks printed inside the hour markers on subject watch. The "President" ads show the minute tracks printed outside the hour markers.

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bobbee
Posted June 7, 2015 - 10:22am

Measurement of the case length will show which this is.

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William Smith
Posted June 7, 2015 - 12:55pm

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That will sure help.  I do see Treasurer dial in same ad as President.  

jabs
Posted June 8, 2015 - 12:38pm

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I do not know, but to all Treasurers from this period we have in database are identical dial but 17 jewels movement, perhaps this is a movement exchanged