Bulova 1935 Physician

Submitted by JimDon5822 on February 17, 2021 - 10:39pm
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Here is an extremely rare watch.  It is a 1935 Physician (based on prior IDs).   I couldn't wait to get it in to see how it was put together.   Definitely a project watch for me.  it is a two piece white gold filled top and stainless case back.  The dial is white with applied yellow gold hour markers with an hour dial and a lower second dial.  The movement is a rare 13AB 17 Jewels with a triangle date code.  I took the dial off so you can see the hour wheel train.   Interesting set up. It has a pressure fit gear on the center wheel then two additional wheels set on applied pinions on the master plate.  The movement is in overall OK and complete but is missing the hairspring and has a broken setting lever.  Anyone know what the interchangeability of the 13AB movement is?  I have a 13AF and was wondering if the balance would fit.   I will also need hands.  

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Posted February 18, 2021 - 4:19am

So tell me how does a Physician operate without hands ???

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Hopefully the 10AN/AE series hands will fit.

Posted February 18, 2021 - 7:36am

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Posted February 18, 2021 - 9:02am

Well played on the purchase :o). Congrats on snagging this rarely encountered model.

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Kathy L.
Posted February 18, 2021 - 10:11am

What a great find Jim!

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Geoff Baker
Posted February 18, 2021 - 9:38pm

There is no question that this Physician is in desperate need of a DOCTOR. Is there a doctor in the house?

Congrats Jim - have fun with this one.....1935 Bulova Physician

Posted February 19, 2021 - 10:18pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Yes there is a Dr in the house.  Need a hairspring and a setting lever. plus hands. I just got a donor 13 AL running movement.  I believe the parts to be interchangeable so wish me luck.