Bulova 1935 Hancock

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on
Manufacture Year
1935
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
Circle
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
571034
Case shape
Stepped
Case color
Yellow
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Watch Description

This would appear to be a 1934/1935 Hancock. Movement dated 1934 and case s/n starts with a "5". Case back (hinged) is marked on exterior with s/n, "Bulova" and "10K Rolled Gold Plate".

Picked from a box of trinkets on a crusty leather replacement band at a garage sale today. Moderate plating wear to high points and it feels like the mainspring is bad. Balance shaft /  hairspring assy  is good, but it won't take a wind. It just clicks and spins when crown is rotated, never gains any tension. Only one of this model I have ever seen in person.

1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Geoff Baker
Posted August 4, 2017 - 5:30am

Looks like a Hancock to me, nice find.

jabs
Posted August 4, 2017 - 5:49am

+1

mybulova_admin
Posted August 4, 2017 - 9:53pm

Sounds like the main spring has snapped. A replacement shouldn;t be too hard to find. A 10EA main spring will also work.

It wonderful to see one of there in person. Hope you can get it working again.