1931 Tonneau - Unknown

Hey, Wayne, tonneau expert extraordinaire--any thoughts on this one?


10AN, 15 J

1931 (straight shield)

Bulova signed hinged case with 1927 patent date and dust cover

Movement serial number:  696361

Case serial number:  1107594

Case dimensions:  approx. 37mm x 26.6mm

Obviously, it has undergone a crown transplant at some point

Posted March 24, 2011 - 10:41pm


Anyone have a clue on this one?

Posted March 25, 2011 - 12:32am

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We've seen a plain version of this tonneau style as the Governor and a un-named ad showing this exact model.

Time (excuse the pun) will tell.

Man the movement needs a good clean and polish!!

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 25, 2011 - 3:23am


Stephen has designated the watch you show as a Bulova Richard Varient . Yours is the first I have seen with applied gold numbers & modern hands.

Bulova Richard as depicted in this 1929 ad has never been seen.