Bulova 1938 Ben Hur

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10 AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8790144
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Stepped Tonneau Case measures 36mm lug to lug x 26mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Originally White Dial shows raised Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova Signature, tracks are printed Black. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style. Sub Seconds Hand is missing, sub Seconds Dial fully obscures the 6.

Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

vintage display ad Dated 1939

Not For Sale
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William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 5:37pm

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Fifth  Does the ad above exaggerate the "curve" of the case from side? Also, is ad bezel curved from straight on like subject watch, or might ad be straight bezel at engravings?    ...and lugs look "longer" in ad.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 5, 2012 - 6:24pm

updated.

Jim Townsend
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:07pm

Make it pretty again  Mark

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:36pm

Will do Jim,

runs perfectly and the Case is wear free.  I'd actually forgotton I had it.... (it's in the sock drawer)

: )

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William Smith
Posted November 16, 2012 - 4:26pm

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We have ads showing the engraved Ben Hur in 1936, 1937, and 1939 (in root record).  We have no ads for an engraved Calhoun period. I may assume there was an engraved Calhoun, but for now, I'm not voting based on this assumption.   This watch doens't need a mount for me to confirm three ticks as a Ben Hur.  If it were displayed mounted on the rubber band which came on the Sunday morning newspaper, I would still give three ticks confirmed for Ben Hur.