Bulova 1935 President

Submitted by ncmountie on September 16, 2018 - 5:09pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
Crystal Details
25.22mm x 15.05mm
Additional Information

Believed to be a 1935 President with "Wandering Seconds." 

Case is marked 10K gold filled, signed Bulova 4x: dial, case back outside/inside, movement.

Case measurement: 29.80mm x 25.5mm, lug width: 13.11mm; lug to lug: 37.35mm; unsigned crown:  5.89mm; all measurements with digital caliper.

Case was free of "brassing" (any indication in photos resulted from reflections). There is one very small area of "wear through" on a case back corner.

The attached Hadley bracelet did not appear to match adverts sourced. The bracelet is apparently period correct and was marked: "Patent No. 1966063," patent issued July 10, 1934 (ref available).

The history of this example is unknown. Upon receipt the watch appeared to work properly and has since been professionally serviced.

1935 Bulova President watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Posted September 16, 2018 - 6:20pm

Wow, nice one! Interesting that s/n is only 6 digits and starts with a dash. There are examples in the Db with 6 and 7 digit  S/N's - none starting with a "dash". There are  1934 and 1935 models in the Db with hinged cases, but I don't see any with 2 piece - curious. Perhaps a member with a more comprehensive knowledge of 30's Presidents can shed some light. Going by date code on movement, I agree:

1935 Bulova President

Posted September 17, 2018 - 5:36am

1935 President, nice clean example

Kathy L.
Posted September 17, 2018 - 11:03am

1935 Bulova President.  Nice seeing one of these, wonderful example.

Reverend Rob
Posted September 17, 2018 - 7:54pm

1935 President.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 18, 2018 - 6:20am

What a fine looking watch, very nice.

1935 Bulova President

Posted October 4, 2018 - 11:31pm

Thank you Panel.