Bulova 1938 Corrigan
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan
The Corrigan or "Doug Corrigan" . It falls into the footsteps of the Lindbergh aviator Lone Eagle as a commemoration of a daredevil flyer, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
Douglas Corrigan's hero was Charles Lindbergh. After applying for permission for a trans-Atlantic flight several times and being denied, Corrigan (of Irish descent) took from from July 17, 1938 from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York with a flight plan filed to return to his home in California. He later landed at Baldonnel Airport, in Dublin, after a 28-hour, 13-minute flight.
After recieving severe backlash from U.S. flight officials, Corrigan claimed he accidentally flew the wrong way, and stuck with his story. Thereafter being dubbed "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
Please see full information on Mr. Corrigan here: The Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan Story
This 1937-1938 Corrigan is double stamped with the Arrow and the Crescent indicating being made possibly between years or using a 1937 movement in a 1938 watch.
I'm going to deduct that this is actually a 1938 model becuase of the double stamp shows the 1938 hand stamped in.
It is quite possible that this watch had a different name before 1938 as I've seen one from 1935, obviously before Mr. Corrigan's feat.
This watch is a 17 Jewel, and it's 10AE movement runs great.
It shows a little wear through on the case only in the back in two places. This particular watch has "Isaac" engraved stylishly on the back case. The minute hand on the watch is bent slightly causing it to hit the hour hand, I will need to get it fixed. In fact after looking at the ad, I'm not positive that these hands are correct for the Corrigan and will do a little more research on them.
All in all I believe it hard to beat the Corrigan as the best example of pure "Art Deco" in the Bulova line. Check out those sweet lines....
This watch can be found in our 1939 Bulova ad here: