Sky King

Bulova 1931 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Model: 
10 AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
652470
Case Serial No.: 
1054335
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Submitted is, I think, a 1931 Sky King.  I'm not 100% sure about the movement symbol.  In the close-up, it looks likea shield pointing at the zero in the serial number.  I'be been having bad luck getting well engraved symbols.

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1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch

Bulova 1931 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN (FHF 3)
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
662129
Case Serial No.: 
1215033
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
GS H440
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Although I bought the case with dial, I made a new homemade dial until I can to change the radium by luminol.

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1931 Bulova Sky King
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch

Bulova 1931 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1207124
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Is this a Sky King?  I'm not sure, but whatever it is, it's a nice looking watch.

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1931 Bulova Sky King bobgpw
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch

Bulova 1931 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
800216
Case Serial No.: 
1151242
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I really love the look of this watch, especially the hands.  Sky King?

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1931 Bulova Sky King
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch

Bulova 1930 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
634994
Case Serial No.: 
0403200
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Update 10/10/2015 - Ownership transfer - 

Photos Updated 2/17/2016

Here's a family photo of my Sky King collection:

Following are the original comments as entered by brother plainsman

[Well ladies and gents, I haven't been as excited for a watch to arrive as this one in a looooong while.

When I saw it I about choked.... everything looks absolutely legit to me.  Case and movement match.

I have no idea if this was a "prototype" Sky King or maybe they made a super short run and this is the first one we've seen.

Original matching two tone MAXIM bracelet.  It almost seems NOS.... or sock drawer candidate.

I believe we've got here a (wait for it....) ULTRA RARE!!  Bulova wandering seconds Sky King! ]

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Geoffrey Baker 1930 Bulova Sky King watch 02172016
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1931 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
1054355
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

So did we ever figure out what this one was?  It really doesn't match the Sky King because the top and bottom bezel lacks the vertical striped etching.  Also the etching design isn't the fishes.

What is this?

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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1931 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1162101
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

WILL TRY TO GET MORE PICTURES ON AND BETTER ONES.

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Bulova watch

Bulova 1932 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2071685
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
15,6-20 x 21,1 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1932 Sky King I mean

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1932 Sky King
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1932 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
2142905
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1932 Bulova Sky King in very fine original condition. White GF case bears Jan 11, 1927 patent date and has contrasting yellow gold in IXIXI pattern. Yellow gold Kreisler mesh bracelet is not period to the watch but looked so nice I decided to put it on anyway.

Added 6/18/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1932 Bulova Sky King watch 6/18/2013
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Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1930 Sky King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
577368
Case Serial No.: 
0283802
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1930 Bulova Sky King in very fine condition. White GF case bears Jan 11, 1927 patent date and is trimmed in contrasting yellow gold. Original ladder style bracelet completes this classic. Dial has been refinished and relumed.

Added 6/18/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1930 Bulova Sky King watch 6/18/2013
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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch