Description:  1934 Senator

Model Name

Senator

Case Date

1934

Case Serial

4017772

Signature Locations

Outside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

"Bulova"

Movement

10AN, 15 Jewels, Adjusted

Movement Date Code

1934

Case Material Description

10K Rolled Gold Plate (yellow with white back)

Case Dimensions

35mm x 25mm without crown

(28.3 without lugs)

Case Type

Single-hinged, rectangular with steps

Crystal Specifications

20.7mm x 16mm, rectangular (G-S X706)

Other Details

Original bracelet consistent with advertising

NOTES:  Oddly this mostly yellow gold case has a white back.  The ad below does include an option for a combination of yellow and white gold, but I would not have thought only the back would be different.  I do not think that the back has been replaced, because it is hinged, and the serial number matches the date code on the movement.   This is an odd watch that warrants further review.

 

I would further note that I have yet to determine the difference between the Webster and the Senator.  They both 1) appear to take the same crystal, though I have not yet found printed specs for the Webster to confirm that, 2) have identically shaped and sized cases, 3) were offered in two-tone and engraved or unengraved cases, and 4) are shown in the ads sporting the same bracelet.  I used to believe that the Webster pre-dated the Senator and was essentially the same watch re-named the Senator in 1934.  However, a recently discovered ad for the Webster dated 1936 sheds doubt on that theory.  The ad, which is a newspaper ad produced by a retailer, could be showing a mis-named Senator, or it could simply reflect old retailer inventory rather than current model identifications. This is an issue that warrants further consideration.

1934 Senator

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