Bulova 1938 Buckingham

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Model: 
!0 AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8712886
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Hi All

I believe this is Practitioner, but the only advert I can find is a one for 1942 which has a different movement (10AX).  the dial and case looks the same. But the movement is a 17 J 10AE which according to the movement info on the db is a 1940 movement. I haven't received the watch as yet and the picture of the movement is not clear enough to make out any date mark.  

 But the case is marked Bulova with a shield after the name. plus serial number 8712886 under that its marked 10K gold filled

 

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jabs
Posted January 31, 2015 - 11:02am

Panel Member

Agree with Practitioner, ad from 1942

 

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bobbee
Posted January 31, 2015 - 11:33am

Case not a match. Bezel in ad has a 'ledge'.

Here is the other example, you can see the difference.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-practitioner-3315

What you have is the Buckingham, example below with the 1938 ad below that.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1939-buckingham-7121

Cheers, Bob.

JP
Posted January 31, 2015 - 11:57am

Panel Member

Great catch bobbee. Buckingham it is.

donegd
Posted January 31, 2015 - 12:01pm

Bob

I had looked at the Buckingham, l must admit l didn't pick up on the case difference. It was the red on the second hand that made me think it was a practitioner

jabs
Posted January 31, 2015 - 12:10pm

Panel Member

Well I really do not know

donegd
Posted January 31, 2015 - 12:19pm

Is it not that the practitioner was a war time version of the Buckingham. The picture of the practitioner looks very much the same as the subject watch, all apart from the slight difference in the thickness of the bezel

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1955mercury
Posted January 31, 2015 - 12:25pm

It's not the Practitioner. You can see it has a bezel ring around the crystal. The lugs don't exactly match the Buckingham. They appear to be shorter and  a little plumper at the tips and the spring bar holes are not exposed on the outside.

jabs
Posted January 31, 2015 - 12:25pm

Panel Member

after comparison of watches that we have in the database I am also inclined to Buckingham

1940 Practitioner

1939 Buckingham

Andersok
Posted January 31, 2015 - 5:29pm

Panel Member

Agree with Buckingham

Geoff Baker
Posted February 1, 2015 - 5:24am

Club 5000Panel Member

Buckingham works for me.