Bulova 1938 President

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8419762
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I found this Bulova about two weeks ago in my late aunt's house. It belonged to my uncle. It is a 7AP 21 jewel watch

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JP
Posted June 6, 2013 - 11:57am

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Looks a bit like a Right Angle but hard to tell with just one picture. Could you please take more pics and include back of case on inside and outside and pics of the movement.

 

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cszwed
Posted June 6, 2013 - 1:00pm

how is this?

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DarHin
Posted June 6, 2013 - 1:04pm

'38 President, based on case serial #, with a '37 movement based on "arrow" date code.

JP
Posted June 6, 2013 - 1:58pm

Panel Member

I agree, 38 President

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 6, 2013 - 5:33pm

I'm almost pretty sure this is a 1938 'PRESIDENT'. We see this Dial variation across the board in this era.

Can We get Case dimensions?

plainsmen
Posted June 6, 2013 - 6:09pm

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Nice... very nice.. we don't see many black dialed President's of that era.

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 6, 2013 - 7:03pm

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May have been re-dialed, as black is the most common re-dial colour. I agree with President. 

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William Smith
Posted June 6, 2013 - 7:49pm

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I too agree with (redialed) 1938 President (w/ 1937 movement). 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 6, 2013 - 9:05pm

why redialed?

We see the 1939 'MINUTE MAN' advertised with almost the same Dial.

"D" variant.

I'm not seeing any evidence that would suggest the subject Watch Dial has been refinished.

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alien Ant
Posted June 6, 2013 - 11:06pm

Hello, hope you dont mind me chipping in, but the minute and seconds hands are wrong so maybe a redial is not out of the question.