Bulova 1933 Alexander

Submitted by dougindoors1957 on
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I will add more photos

1937 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
Posted February 24, 2017 - 8:23pm

Is it a mens or ladies size watch, bearing in mind mens of this era were small anyway.

I'm thinking mens, but the female sapphire cabochon crown is throwing me as to the size.

Posted February 25, 2017 - 2:52am

With a 10 AE movement this will be a men's model.

The case serial number might indicate a different year from the movement date codes and help narrow down the search.


Just looking at the pictures it is very similar to a 1934 Lone Eagle in the Data Base.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 26, 2017 - 4:05pm

This one doesn't look quite right. It appears the dial is a bit to large for the bezel opening. Normally the minute track is set in from the bezel a bit more. It appears that it's partially obscured at the top and bottom. I'm thinking the dial/movement is not original to the case.

I'd like to see a close photo of the front of the watch (engraving detail) and the dial out of the case. It looks to be the shape of the Lone Eagle but I think the steps are smoother like this 1935 Alexander. Note however how the minute track is more visible in the Alexander. The Alexander also appears slightly wider

Are there any numbers on the case back?

Posted March 2, 2017 - 2:54pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

i have compared the photo's carefully and the cases are identical, i think the crown has been changed to make it look more of a ladies watch and the face has been refirbished at some time in its life. i'll also post the case number later today, i would like to post more photos but not sure how to do so. help? 

Posted March 2, 2017 - 10:24am

How do i post more photo's do i start again with a full set?

Posted March 2, 2017 - 2:26pm

Hi all case number is 334458

Geoff Baker
Posted March 4, 2017 - 8:18am

With  the added photos and serial number I'm less sure these parts belong together. The case s/n indicates 1933 and is engraved the same as the Alexander model while the dial seems too large for the bezel opening, the movement code indicates 1937 which seems too great a spread between case and movement.

I'm leaning toward Non-Conforming (which means the watch is a mixture of different components and cannot be identified as a particular model).

Posted March 6, 2017 - 11:52am

Thats a shame Geoff, sounds like a candidate for a birthday present for my daughter, i have got her interested in vintage watches, deal done, thanks for your help. rgds Doug

Geoff Baker
Posted March 7, 2017 - 5:24am

Panel members, any other thoughts?