Bulova 1936 -Unknown

Submitted by Silvercloud on May 30, 2021 - 11:18pm
Manufacture Year
1936
Movement Model
10AE
Movement Date Code
Square
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
none
Case Serial No.
6401354
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
24.1 X 19mm hexagonal
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

There has been a lot of discussion about this model.  The case is a 1936 Bulova 'Commander' model but the dial is the same as a 1935 Bulova 'Hancock' but the movement is from 1936.  I think it could be a 'Commander' with a previously unreported dial. The watch also looks exactly like the 1934 Bulova 'Cavalier' in your database. But there are no ads to support any of these models from 1936 so the watch could end up being an 'Unknown'.  The watch overall is in excellent shape with a period correct bracelet. It is missing the seconds hand. The watch winds, sets & runs.

Inside the case reads:

BULOVA

FIFTH AVE

NEW YORK

The back of the case reads:

B-10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE

6401354

Front & dial
Movement
Back
1936 Bulova ad
JimDon5822
Posted May 31, 2021 - 8:50pm

This one has me waffling between Goldcraft and Commander.  We have this unengraved case and this stick dial in ads as a Goldcraft.   I am inclined to think this likely a Goldcraft that came in an engraved version.   

The Evening Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) · 11 Dec 1936, Fri · Page 64

Goldcraft

Geoff Baker
Posted May 31, 2021 - 9:17pm

We have this watch in the dB as Unknown. We went through all the possibilities and still had no consensus.....

jabs
Posted June 1, 2021 - 12:22pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

May be both watches are Goldcraft, but problem is ungraving a movement

I tend to another Unknown

JimDon5822
Posted June 1, 2021 - 1:47pm

I missed the jewel count difference.   Unknown for now.  

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 1, 2021 - 10:36pm

As per previous discussions; it's an unknown for now. Sorry.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 2, 2021 - 11:58pm

Panel, are we ID'ing this based on the engraved case?

Kathy L.
Posted June 4, 2021 - 10:02am

Unknown for me