Bulova 1927 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
8AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
268874
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I am a first time poster. I can only provide the picture that is attached at the moment.  The watch is a solid 14 karat "Green Gold" tonneau shape. The bezel has back and white inlayed enamel.I will provide movement pictures.

The inside case picture is a file photo of another identical watch. Mine has the exact same markings with the exception of the serial number being different.

i am trying to find out as much information as I can. I have tried to research thus model without luck, that is why I am here. I look forward in hearing from you.

 

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slinfiniti 1926 Bulova Unknown 6 18 2014
1927 Bulova watch
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1927 Bulova watch
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plainsmen
Posted June 8, 2014 - 10:57am

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Hola smokes is that sweet!  I dunno right off hand as it's the first one I've seen.  I'll have to take a look at our ads, but wooooaawww.... nice watch.

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bobbee
Posted June 8, 2014 - 11:12am

As noted elsewhere, similar to the "Saxon" and the "Mercury" of the mid-twenties.

Beautiful second example seen, so I would say it is all Bulova, but unknown.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1926-Bulova-AD-1...

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova%20ad%2019...

mybulova_admin
Posted June 8, 2014 - 1:15pm

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Super nice and ultra rare me thinks. Unknown for me too. I'm a sucker for the enamel watches.

slinfiniti
Posted June 8, 2014 - 5:43pm

I will post additional pictures when I can. What "hooked" me was the solid 14 karat "Green" gold. I have been a casual collector of WW1 and the Gruen "Quadron" series for years. 

I will provide pictures of the inside case

The movement

it is a hinged case as well

In all my years I have yet to see a solid green gold case. I have two Illinois watches with green gold filled. I also have solid white and rose gold case from that Era.

I look forward in hearing the continued comments. As for restoration, do I refinish the dial or leave it with its aged patina.

I have the watch with my watch repairman to have a COA completed. 

 

plainsmen
Posted June 8, 2014 - 8:24pm

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slinfiniti wrote:

I look forward in hearing the continued comments. As for restoration, do I refinish the dial or leave it with its aged patina.

I have the watch with my watch repairman to have a COA completed. 

 

Well as that "patina" is probably radium residue and as is the numbers, I would get it redone with non-radium luminscent paint.  It will look fantastic.

Check out Geoff Bakers watches, he has several 20's that he's had redone and they look fantastic.  Plus... you know... your not going to get the cancer from them.

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William Smith
Posted June 8, 2014 - 10:03pm

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Wow.....wow....

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bobbee
Posted June 9, 2014 - 2:55am

The dial is a little dirty, and any messing around with it should be done by a professional.

A clean would suffice in my opinion, keep it "real".

How many people got cancer from wearing an old watch though? lol!

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William Smith
Posted June 9, 2014 - 3:42am

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An unknown beauty from me.

slinfiniti
Posted June 16, 2014 - 8:54pm

I have attached additional pictures for verification. I would like this watch identified if possible. In addition I need a new crystal. Where can I get a new crystal. I would appreciate some direction on this. I do not have a network of parts, so I will be relying on the expertise of the forum.

 

I am having the movement overhauled by an amazing watch professional, he does not have access to replacement crystals.

I look forward in the identification and crystal lead.

 

slinfiniti
Posted June 17, 2014 - 8:57pm

I need a new crystal for this watch. I would appreciate any help you can give me.