Bulova 1938 Alexander

Submitted by Edward Arace on
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I have had this Bulova watch for about 30 years and bought it from dealer who told me he got it when purchasing contents of Jewelers safe who passed away and it still had the tags on it never worn, I seldom wear it and would like to find out as much information as I can if I decide to part with it. 

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Posted June 19, 2022 - 2:37am

WOW! was the first word to come out of my mouth. This is in such amazing condition.

Looking now for a match.

Posted June 19, 2022 - 2:55am

I'd say you have a very clean example of a Bulova Alexander.

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The 3 other examples we have in the database are all dates 1941. so perhaps your watch is 1938.


Geoff Baker
Posted June 19, 2022 - 9:30pm

I think I spent 25-30 minutes on this beauty last night and just couldn't come to a clear decision because of the proposed 1948 year.....maybe it is 1938? I'm going to think on that.

Edward Arace
Posted June 20, 2022 - 8:09am

1948 was just a guess on my part, it is marked 14k I have noticed a lot of Bulova watches from this time frame are gold filled. I was thinking of taking it to a jeweler in town to have them take the back off and take pictures of the movement, do you think this would help you identify it?  

Posted June 20, 2022 - 6:30pm

Super nice condition! My take is that subject watch is a 1938 and an Alexander, like this one 

1938 Bulova Alexander

and a real treasure! This ad clearly states case as yellow gold.


Geoff Baker
Posted June 20, 2022 - 9:22pm

Yes, I agree Bob - 1938 Bulova Alexander

Kathy L.
Posted June 21, 2022 - 9:36am

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing this gorgeous watch with us.  Your watch is in fantastic condition.  Great ad match Bob, I agree.

1938 Bulova Alexander

Edward Arace
Posted June 21, 2022 - 12:30pm

Thank you all for your expert help in identifying the year and model of my Bulova watch, I really appreciate it. I am also delighted I found myBulova.com it has so much useful information, I think I need to wear my 1938 Alexander more often.