Bulova 1931 President

Submitted by plainsmen on June 16, 2018 - 12:41am
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Wow... I have never seen one of these President's in a two tone before.  I gasped when Is saw it at auction.  It needs a good bath but what a stunner!

Original two tone bracelet is intact and in resonably good shape.  This is about as rare as they come.

The dust cover was intact on this, and it sure did a number on the movement.  Though its sporting a 21 Jewel 9AF.  Which we know were producted from 29-31.  Hrmmm... the ads we have show a 17 Jewel movement.I took a dozen pictures of all angles and blew them all up and I can not find a date stamp on this movement. 


Beautiful watch... 

1931 Ad

1931 Bulova President
1931 Bulova President
1931 Bulova President
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Kathy L.
Posted June 16, 2018 - 10:27am

What a wonderful example!  I love when they have the original band.

1931 Bulova President

Geoff Baker
Posted June 17, 2018 - 9:27am

As I whittle down my collection (eventually they get sold), I often wonder which ones will be the last to go. This one would be close to the top of my list. I bet we have 200 Bulova Presidents in the dB but I can't remember ever seeing this one. Amazing find!

1931 Bulova President

Posted June 18, 2018 - 7:28am

Sweet. '31 President works for me as well.

Posted June 24, 2018 - 7:20am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Me as well. Stephen, the one you reference appears to be the same as subject watch, including jewel count of 21. Now the question is are they both Presidents and the ad is an error, or are they both something else yet to be ID'ed?

My guess would be the ad is a misprint unless there are other ads in the DB stating 17J for this case configuration; as well as at least one other unknown with 17J. Two tone case is ornate and quite special, one would think that amount of detail would have warranted a 21J movement.

Posted June 25, 2018 - 4:08am

I suspect that this is another President variant sold to the public.

I'd be tentative Bulova President at this stage.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 4, 2018 - 7:50am

Panel - let's wrap this one up, we seem to be trending to a tentative President.

Posted July 4, 2018 - 8:08am

Tentative 1931 President

Reverend Rob
Posted July 4, 2018 - 10:50am

Tentative President for me also.