Bulova 1937 President

Submitted by Lovemywife2016 on April 14, 2017 - 4:47pm
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10k gold field dial missing....Watch was given to me when my grandfather passed. Also missing protective cover...

1927 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
Posted April 14, 2017 - 8:29pm

Thanks for adding your grandfathers watch to the database!

I'd highly recommend spending a little money on buying a set of hands which are common to find and having the watch serviced. Then wear it with pride and honour as its a wonderful timepiece.

1936 Bulova Advert

Posted April 15, 2017 - 12:07am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

how do we explain the serial number starting with 6 in the Square as the identifying mark. and also correct me if I'm wrong but didn't they stop adding serial numbers after 1933? I know there's some stragglers after that time....Have you seen many 1937 Bulova watches with serial numbers.

Posted April 14, 2017 - 11:59pm

I think if you look at the lower left of that same ad this will be a President model due to the 21 jewel count.

The Treasurer was 17 jewels.

Posted April 15, 2017 - 12:35am

It does have the curve as suggested for the wrist. I don't know if that means anything.

Posted April 15, 2017 - 2:20am

The wrist curve was just a selling point in the advertisments and was usually exaggerated in the illustrations.

Posted April 15, 2017 - 2:24am

With the case serial number starting with 6 and the square date code that would place this as a 1936 manufacture date.

Posted April 15, 2017 - 6:40am

You guys are great....I dont know what happened to me....2 days ago bulova could have been a beer as far as I knew...Now I just cant seem to stop my self from obtaining knowledge....These watches are somthing like a mystery running in the shadows of my illuminated mind.....If that makes since....So are we stillthinking president?

Geoff Baker
Posted April 15, 2017 - 7:53am

Hello Lovemywife2016, welcome to myBulova. I think it's exciting to have an heirloom watch from your grandfather, the question is, will you restore and wear it or just 'treasure' it? It looks like it needs a bit of attention. We call the affliction "Bulovitis", the dreaded contagion that afflicts those of us that just can't get enough Bulova. Beware, several of us 'crazy watch collectors' got hooked when we started researching this nice old watch we found.......

We see both Treasurer and President with and without a fine line of engraving along the sides. The Treasurers were 17 jewel, Presidents 21. I think your watch is a 1936 President. Here is an advert, I think from 1936, showing it.


Posted April 15, 2017 - 4:26pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Yeah I think thats it. I actually have the link band that came with it....How can I post a picture of it? Im sure that will help.