Bulova 1934 Hancock

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10K gold plate, Possibly a Hancock?

[1934] Bulova watch
[1934] Bulova watch
[1934] Bulova watch
[1934] Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted December 16, 2019 - 10:03pm

Hi WM, I'm stumped. I cannot find a match in either the 1930's or 40's

1934 Bulova Unknown

Posted December 16, 2019 - 11:43pm

Hi Geoff Baker,

You do not think it is a Hancock with an imporperly refinished dial?

Geoff Baker
Posted December 17, 2019 - 9:32pm

I didn't think the case matched Hancock but I do see the similarities. The dial is completely different that anything we have in the adverts. I might be tentative ID as Hancock.

Posted December 17, 2019 - 11:17pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thank you, Geoff Baker. I do think the dial is a bad refinish. 

Posted December 18, 2019 - 8:08am

Hi WM, neat watch. We do have one ; also a 1934 in the database that appears to be a match to your watch. It seems that one, like yours can't be substantiated by a period ad showing a numbered face, and was never really discussed prior to naming. I agree the dial appears to have been re-done based on the seconds subdial and minutes tracks when compared to the one linked below. Case and movement match the ads.


Is your watch yellow or white gold plate?

If it's white, it may be that the white version (which we haven't seen before) had a numbered face and wasn't advertized by illustration in ads. If yellow, it may be a dial replacement from a white Hancock or another unknown Bulova. The ads we have for Hancock seem to always list the yellow version first, so that's the watch pictured with the option of white available. This is pure speculation on my part.

I am open to naming it 

1934 Hancock -  noting dial difference that may or may not be a replacement.


Posted December 18, 2019 - 10:50am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you, Neetstuf-4-u,

My watch is white gold plate.


Posted December 19, 2019 - 3:45am

Agreed that the closest match for the case is a Hancock and the dial certainly does look like it's had a clean or something.

Tentative 1934 Bulova Hancock.

Kathy L.
Posted December 20, 2019 - 11:28am

1934 Bulova Hancock (tenative)