Knight

Bulova 1938 Knight

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8683246
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Crystal Details: 
24.5mm x 14.5mm roughly
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Bulova 1938 Knight

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8867158
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
Federal MT9-245 145
Additional Information: 

Curved and stepped Case measures 38mm Lug to Lug x 20mm wide non inclusve of the Crown while using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows applied Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova signature, tracks are printed Black. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style and a Gilt Modern style Seconds Hand appears on a Sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

Original 12k Gold filled Bracelet is signed B / R (Bell and Ross)

10/5/2011 - Fully Serviced by Bulova Graduate Watchmaker Mr Richard Hostetler. NOS Federal Glass Crystal and new Crown installed.

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Bulova 1938 Knight

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8683767
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA "KNIGHT," Circa 1938. This has to be one of the RAREST Art Deco Bulova timepieces, from the 1920s to 1940. Noone seems to have even seen this model before??? And ironically, identifyng the crystal was, for once, rather straightforward... since no other 30s/40s Bully is specified in any of the many watch crystal catalogs I have, as taking the same crystal.

The bezel window is also VERY unique... as it takes a curved vs. flat around the edge, crystal. Only two Bulova models even use a similar style, with curved glass, or in this size range... This was a befitting "knighting," for a crowned price of the of an era, known as "Art Deco..." (Broadsword hands, and all...)

I have several 1938 and 39 vintage ads, and none even illustrate this rare model... The movement and case date production to 1938. so this may well be the only year this handsome design was even produced, since the vast majority of the "Steamline Art Deco" cases were only made through 1939, which was the officially the END of the famous Art Deco Period...

Philip just listed this rare beauty for sale on eBay, here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/EXTREMELY-RARE-BULOVA-KNIGHT-ART-DECO-10K-GOLD-WATCH...

 

 

My regards :-) William

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