Bulova 1935 -Unknown

Submitted by aldridgepk on November 15, 2023 - 10:06pm
Manufacture Year
1935
Movement Model
10AR
Movement Date Code
Triangle
Movement Jewels
7
Case Serial No.
5170406
Case shape
Rectangle
Case color
Yellow
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
24.2 mm X 15.4 mm
Gender
Mens
Watch Description

Not sure of the model.  From the triangle mark on the movement i "think" it might be made in 1935.  This watch was my wife's great-grandfathers.

Image of the front of the rectangular watch
Image of the movement
Image showing the text 10K GOLD PLATED
Image showing case number
Image showing inside of was with movement removed.
neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 17, 2023 - 9:46am

I love heirloom watches. Yours looks to be a

1935 Senator

Like this one

Geoff Baker
Posted November 17, 2023 - 9:02pm

Sorry Bob - it's not a Senator. The Senator of this era was engraved all around the bezel. The dial was wider than this watch with the numbers 11-12-1  straight across the top unlike this dial that has the 11 & 1 slightly lowered. We have one other example of this watch in the dB marked as an Unknown. It's a bit unusual to find a 7 jewel movement in a Bulova but the 10 AR movement was used between 1935 and 1937 so I'd say it's probably original to the case. The matching example we have contains a 17j.

1935 Bulova Unknown

plainsmen
Posted November 19, 2023 - 3:32pm

Yeah.. Senator was shorter and fatter.  I think we're at unknown with this guy as well.

But.... I still think the Alexander may work as well.

Kathy L.
Posted November 19, 2023 - 4:37pm

I am at Unknown as well and agree a 7 jewel movement was unusual for Bulova.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 19, 2023 - 5:29pm

Agreed - Unknown for now