Description:  1936 Alexander

Model Name


Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, outside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

Inside - "Bulova, Fifth Ave, New York"

Outside - "B-"


10AR, 7 Jewels, Adjusted, USA

Movement Date Code


Case Material Description

10K Rolled Gold Plate (yellow)

Case Dimensions

37.5mm lug to lug x 25.6mm without crown

Case Type

Snap back, rectangular with steps

Crystal Specifications

24.4mm 15.6mm, rectangular (G-S X988)

Other Details


NOTES:  This watch has a 7-jewel movement, not often seen in men's models.   I also have a white gold version of this same model, also dated 1936.  The advertisement excerpt included below, showing this watch as the Alexander, was part of a much larger ad that included eleven different models.  All but two of the models had a jewel count displayed, and all those jewel counts were 15 and higher.  The two watches that did not include a jewel count were the Alexander and the Horatio.  The Horatio is known from other advertisements to have a 7-jewel movement.  I believe that it is reasonable to conclude that the Alexander also has a 7-jewel movement, which is why that information was ommitted from the ad.  Apart from the jewel count, the image also appears to be a match for this watch.

1936 Alexander