Gladiator

Bulova 1930 Gladiator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
632290
Case Serial No.: 
0338868
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

This one is in great shape. Will look better with a new glass crystal and a replacement hour hand.

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1930 Bulova Gladiator watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1930 Gladiator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
582076
Case Serial No.: 
026C690
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Crystal measures 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm and is dome shaped
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The case is marked 14K gold filled. It is an art deco design. The front is two tone, white gold and yellow gold. From what I have researched it possibly could be a Lone Eagle model.

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1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch

Bulova 1931 Gladiator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1503946
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Curved crystal
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

My Dad passed this watch down to me.  My research tells me this is a 1931 Gladiator but I am not 100% sure.  I have included before and after restoration photos.  I had it serviced, the crystal replaced and the face restored.  The two tone design is a beautiful example of an art deco time piece.  I have also included a photo of my Grandfather wearing it at an airport dated 1949.  It’s profile on his wrist is unmistakable.

The original watch came with a leather band.  It now has a bracelet from the time period.  My watchmaker had an inventory of old parts and bracelets. 

I enjoy wearing my watch and it always gets the “wow” comments.

 

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colorodo 1931 Bulova Gladiator 11 29 2014
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Bulova 1930 Gladiator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
9AT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
100602
Case Serial No.: 
1054376
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1931 Gladiator

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1931 Gladiator
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Bulova 1929 Gladiator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
601497
Case Serial No.: 
9283434
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
BBX2485- 24.90mmx15.65mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this a 1929 Gladiator, The Bulova case does not have any markings anywhere as to Gold content, whether or not it is filled or solid.

There is no F (for filled) on the bezel as is common on these older watches. I took the case to three jewelers, the first one said "Sorry no Gold content, however if you want to sell it I'll give you a Hundred dollars". Second one said 10K Solid Gold. Third one (who has one of those fancy machines) said 14K Solid Gold, so I'm not sure.

The dial is as found, just cleaned it up. The Crystal came from Darren, it is for a Gladiator but I had to file about .05mm from the sides and ends.

The case measures 37.02mm lug to lug and 26.60mm not including the crown.

Click below for 1930 Gladiator Advert.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1930-2.jpg 

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Bulova 1930 Gladiator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
616384
Case Serial No.: 
0214576
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
GLASS
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

hello i bought this 10an 17j Unknown model a few days ago...I think it maybe a Galdiator, without the gold on the engravings...It might has rubbed off or wasn't add in the first place...this watch is keeping great time for its age an lack of cleaning..losing on one minute in about 20hours...here are the pics..Next time i add a watch i now know complete where what to do and where to start...i will add two more very soon...

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1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch

Bulova 1930 Gladiator

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
620833
Case Serial No.: 
C26C415
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Watch serviced and new spring fitted in 1985, in good working order. 

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