Bulova 1939 Standish

Submitted by plainsmen on November 18, 2014 - 10:43pm
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This is a first time first see for me with this watch. I was totally thrown off by the non-etched bezel because it really looks like a President.  I'd not seen one like this before.

It's sporting a 7AP, 17 jewel movement. (17 Jewel??) The case and bracelet are in natural gold tone.

I had believe this to be a 1939 Bulova President.  The 17 jewel was throwing me off.  

So off a hunting I went into our ads... nada.  Until I looked through our models.. 1939.  We have an obscure ad in one of our models and low and behold.  There it IS... the the same original braclet, and it looks to be also showing this exact dial.

Boys I give you, the 1939 Standish.  Looks to be the first one we have in our database collection!


(PS Sorry my pics are usually in my light tent, but I was to lazy to drag it out tonight, so I took this with my computer lamp and my cell phone!  Wowww... my stupid cell phone took like 25 meg pics at really micro clarity!)


1939 Bulova Standish Front
1939 Bulova Standish Left
1939 Bulova Standish Right
1939 Bulova Standish Movement
1939 Bulova Standish Back
1939 Bulova Standish Advert
Posted November 18, 2014 - 11:11pm

That is a sharp look Mr. Plainsman. The dial has been refinished so it may have came in that color combination or it could be a custom paint scheme. Your watch may be the Bulova "Marshall". They had 17 jewel movements.

Posted November 18, 2014 - 11:15pm

In reply to by 1955mercury

I just edited my initial a bit sir.  Take a look.  I think we have the '39 Standish.  The dial doesn't look to have been refurb'ed.

Reverend Rob
Posted November 18, 2014 - 11:18pm

Great looking watch!

Posted November 18, 2014 - 11:18pm

Posted November 19, 2014 - 12:42am

Nice one Jerin,

Your cell cam makes your fingers look dainty...that or too much pencil pushing :)

Geoff Baker
Posted November 19, 2014 - 6:55am

In reply to by OldTicker

.....and THEN, right out of a cold dark (snowy?) Dakota night....he appears.

Greg - where on EARTH have you been man? Welcome back!

Posted November 19, 2014 - 10:44pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Hi Guys,

When it gets cold up here in the frozen north, the rats come in from the cold, so here I am...Jerin, looks like you are still snagging them, dainty fingers and all!

From the looks of it the market is way down on the vintage Bully's and I was thinking on cleaning out some of the collection :(

Posted November 19, 2014 - 6:52am

I agree with Standish; what a very cool watch, and with the original band, very nice find