Bulova 1938 Phantom

Submitted by Geoff Baker on December 20, 2015 - 2:18pm
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Wow, this could be the oldest hang tag and VARIANT I've seen! This is another one of those watches that makes me wonder if it was ever worn, it is that crisp. This beauty comes out of the original NAMED cardboard storage box. Is nestled inside a NAMED clam shell display case that is a fresh and colorful as the day it left New York...... AND it has a hang tag with a name and a VARIANT. Top it all off with the original bracelet and it's fabulous. Whew, had to sit down when I first held this gem! Behold, the 1938 (by serial number) Bulova Phantom "D"

Added 12/20/2015 Photos added 5/27/2023 (AND a cute story down below)

1938 Phanton

1938 Bulova Phantom 1 Geoffrey Baker 5/27/2023
1938 Bulova Phantom 2 Geoffrey Baker 5/27/2023
1938 Bulova Phantom 1 Geoffrey Baker 5/27/2023
1938 Bulova Phantom 4 Geoffrey Baker 5/27/2023
1938 Bulova Phantom 5 Geoffrey Baker 5/27/2023
1938 Bulova Phantom 6 Geoffrey Baker 5/27/2023
Posted December 20, 2015 - 2:32pm

Nice watch Geoff, a pleasure to behold

Posted December 20, 2015 - 2:52pm

This is one of the best watches I have had the pleasure of seeing in a long time and is up to your usual standards Geoff.

Phantom D, three ticks.

Posted December 20, 2015 - 4:28pm

That's slicker than deer guts on a door knob Geoff. That band really makes it look elegant.

Posted December 20, 2015 - 6:41pm

Very nice original Phantom; another gem to add to your collection.

Posted December 20, 2015 - 7:31pm

Wow... I'm a sucker for these 30's watches and a NOS? Holy Moly.. so nice Geoffy..

William Smith
Posted December 21, 2015 - 10:43am

Great one!  Phantom "D" from me.  The collection keeps growing.  
I'm surprised someone at Bulova hasn't contacted you about all these.  Seems like they would, since there's not many people who have an entire collection in this condition.

Reverend Rob
Posted December 21, 2015 - 11:09am

It occurs to me also that Bulova might be interested in making a new version of such a classic design. They have new versions of the Aerojet, for example.

Posted December 25, 2015 - 2:31am

Box and all, now that's special!

I cannot believe how clean the display case and dial look for a 76 year old watch.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 27, 2023 - 9:59pm

Anyone watch Peaky Blinders? There must be a t least ONE of you. Final episode - Michael Gray is in Canada, on Miquelon Island to blow up Tommy Shelby - he's at the bar waiting for the bomb to go off. This is a screen shot (sorry - not the beast quality) of that scene. The actor (Finn Cole) is wearing THIS VERY WATCH. I sold this beauty to my friend Luke in the UK, some of you know him, he's a member here. He works with BBC to supply period watches for television and movies. He supplied this very watch to the BBC series Peaky Blinders, of which I am a total fan boy. Imagine my joy when one of my old Bulova watches ended up in the series!

Michael Gray Peaky Blinders

Kathy L.
Posted May 28, 2023 - 10:27am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Wow that is so cool!!  We haven't watched the last season so I look forward to seeing this!!  We sold some English coins for the movie Interview with the vampire.  But we could never know if our coins were used.  This is very cool that you get to see your watch!