Bulova 1928 Dictator

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
8AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
402689
Case Serial No.: 
8294894
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I am pretty sure this is a Dictator model.

 

Inside of case back reads:

Pat. June 10, 1924

Bulova

14K Gold Filled

New York

Movement is a running 17 Jewel 8AN movement

 

I dated this to 1928 based on the case serial number and the movement is a 1927 date based on the square date code.

All of the hands are replacements that are incorrect and when I send this out for service I plan to get the dial refinished to orignal with lume and add a pair of the cathedral styled luminescent hands to go with it.

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William Smith
Posted March 19, 2013 - 3:43am

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I'm good w/ Dictator.  I love that dial...I wouldn't touch it, short of a light, careful cleaning....but I have a bunch of old watches with dials that other folks may redial as original or exact match.  For me, I prefer the original vs a new looking, as original redial...