Bulova 1935 President

Submitted by Jim Townsend on July 14, 2014 - 5:33pm
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 I belive this to be a 1935 Bulova Minuetman B. Thoughts? 21 jewel 7AK Movement Triangle date symbol on movement 10kt gold filled. Triangle date symbol could be a 1926 or a 1935 i think 1935

Jim Townsend 1935 Bulova president 08 10 2014
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Posted July 15, 2014 - 2:14am

President, it is also longer than a MM.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 15, 2014 - 5:48am

I don't see either a Minute Man or a President in 1935 with this case style. Jim what ad are you using to ID?

Jim Townsend
Posted July 15, 2014 - 7:00am

1939 ad only one i seen dead on case jewel count  is 17 in this ad where this is 21. But case is a dead on match i think.

Jim Townsend
Posted July 15, 2014 - 7:08am

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Posted July 15, 2014 - 7:12am

Hell i dont know fellas i just have a knack for getting cool unknowns. This is in the mail to be re done anyway redial clean and oil for this beauty. And the ones i do this to are my personal keepers

Posted July 15, 2014 - 8:19am

Please measure the case Jim.

Pesident case is around 45mm. long, MM is about 3-4mm. shorter.

MM=17 jewels, Prez=21 jewels.  Prez ads from 1936, MM not until 1937.


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 11:57pm


President gets my vote based on the 21J movement. The 'C' looks to be non-engraved version.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 16, 2014 - 5:58am

Yeah, so all the Presidents shown, with the possible exception of the "C" are engraved. I'm almost sure that the Minute Man is slightly wider in the middle and has a slight taper to the lugs. I'm very tentative on the President C but I really don't think it is. The "C" shown above is a 1939 ad, this is a 1935 watch, the President in 1935 was not this case style, it was stepped.


Jim Townsend
Posted July 16, 2014 - 6:31am

The mystery goes on .

Posted July 16, 2014 - 8:57am

Any chance of measuring the case length and width Jim?