Description:  1938 Time King

Model Name

Time King

Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, outside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

Inside - "Bulova, Fifth Ave, New York"

Outside - "B-"


7AP, 21 Jewels, Adjusted

Movement Date Code


Case Material Description

10K Gold Filled (yellow)

Case Dimensions

47.4mm lug to lug x 22.5mm without crown

(38.5mm without lugs)

Case Type

Snap back, tonneau with steps, hinged lugs

Crystal Specifications

31.8mm x 17.2mm (G-S MT383)

Other Details


The Time King and the Broadcaster are listed in G-S Catalog No. 43 as taking the same crystal.  We have an advertisement showing the Broadcaster with an engraved bezel.  Thus, the assumption is that the plain bezel version of the same case is the Time King.  Hopefully, one day an ad will be found to confirm that assumption.  The ad below shows the Broadcaster with the engraved bezel.

1938 Time King