Bulova 1929 President

Submitted by Geoff Baker on September 25, 2011 - 7:28pm
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23.60 x 18.90
Watch Description

1928 / 1929 Crescent Moon and Shield both present. Mismatched hands. Bulova 14 K GF case marked with Jan 11, 1927 patent date.

Added 9/25/2011

Photos Updated 1/25/2022

1929 Bulova President Geoff Baker 1 01 25 2022
1929 Bulova President Geoff Baker 2 01 25 2022
1929 Bulova President Geoff Baker 3 01 25 2022
1929 Bulova President Geoff Baker 4 01 25 2022
1929 Bulova President Geoff Baker 5 01 25 2022
Posted September 25, 2011 - 7:54pm

Who's doing the redials? They are doing a really nice job.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 25, 2011 - 8:22pm

International - only ever had one problem!

Hey - MAYBE it's the photographer? ;)

Posted September 25, 2011 - 10:18pm

I'm sure if you returned it, the one problem, Rob made it right at no charge. I've dealt with them for years and though I've had some issues( and I get alot of dials redone)  they've always taken good care of taking care of me.

Wayne Hanley
Posted September 26, 2011 - 3:20am


Your watch is a beauty. In fact all of your watches are in the best possible condition & are displayed very nicely, & you take great pains in the ID of your watches. However, I have to disagree with the Executive name on your watch. From the introduction of the President & Executive watches until 1929 both models retained the same case measurements, design & engraving pattern. The President has a rectangular case & the Executive has a square case. Case Dimensions of my 1925 & 1930 President are approx: 36mm Lug-Lug X 24mm wide ,17.7mm between lugs and I would venture a guess that the dimensions of your subject watch would be close. While my square Executive case measures approximately 24mm x 24mm (no lugs). Of course my aforementioned watches are rated at 2 stars because of jewel count, so in order to be sure I know that Stephen has an Executive case & wouldn't mind logging the dimensions of his Executive case just to be sure.



Posted September 26, 2011 - 6:01pm

I would also lean toward 'PRESIDENT' based on the rectangular Case.

Posted September 27, 2011 - 8:03am

Ha, I forgot I had these. Thanks for the reminder Wayne.

The rectangle case measures 36.4 (lug to lug) x 24.3 or tere abouts (od school calipers)

The square case measures: 32.4 (lug to lug) x 24.6

Square Bulova case Vs Rectangle Bulova case

My 2 cents. Geoffs watch is a President and Waynes is an Executive.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 27, 2011 - 1:11pm

 Updated to 'President' model ID from 'Executive"

William Smith
Posted August 18, 2012 - 9:33am

seems like some variation on bezel engraving pattern in various watch DB Presidents.  The XX_XX_  in admin's picture above, and subject engraving pattern.

Posted August 18, 2012 - 9:45am

ad Dated 1928

William Smith
Posted August 18, 2012 - 2:01pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Good ad match to subject watch.  The "curved to fit the wrist" description is a little misleading to me.