Bulova 1926 Dictator

Submitted by Geoff Baker on December 11, 2011 - 6:42pm
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Bulova Dictator. Inside case back stamped Bulova 14 k Gold Filled New York Pat June 10, 1924. Bracelet is unusual deployment style with two opening clasps

Added 12/11/2011  Case S/N updated 1/25/2013  Photos Updated  - New bracelet

1926 Bulova Dictator 1 Geoffrey Baker 6/5/2023
1926 Bulova Dictator 2 Geoffrey Baker 6/5/2023
1926 Bulova Dictator 1 Geoffrey Baker 6/5/2023
1926 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Posted March 18, 2013 - 5:47am

They do. I think if we examine the lugs the Windor's are cut square, where-as the Dictator's are rounded. I think this should be enough to distinguish between the two. That and the 15 v 17 jewels.

He is a high-res of the 1926 Windsor.

1926 Bulova Windsor

William Smith
Posted August 9, 2015 - 2:55pm

I'm wondering now.... I don't think we see the inside case sig of "Bulova, New York (with or without either 1924 or 1927 patent dates)" until 1928.  Maybe 1927, but I don't think so.

For subject watch, we had discussed the possibility of the first digit of case serial number looking like a "0" which was likely a "mis-struck 6".  Perhaps that was a "0" after all, based on case signature?

Reverend Rob
Posted August 9, 2015 - 8:04pm

I don't think this is a Dictator. 

William Smith
Posted August 9, 2015 - 8:37pm

1927 ad for Dictator (earlier in thread).

1929 newspaper ad on left, watch on right. 
I'm checking for other Dictator ads.
Just now saw the jewel count difference too.