Bulova 1928 Franklin

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Cresent Moon
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21.2 x 21.2
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14 k WGF Bulova - New York , Patent date Jan 11, 1927 in near perfect condition. 

Added 9/25/2011 -

Name updated 1/26/2013

Photos Updated 11/11/2013 New Bracelet


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Geoffrey Baker Bulova Franklin watch 11 11 2013
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
Posted September 25, 2011 - 7:43pm

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100% hinged Bulova case?

Silly question maybe but just asking.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 25, 2011 - 8:20pm

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Silly question? HERE?!?

Doubt it!

Yes - standard Bulova with Pat Date

Posted September 25, 2011 - 8:28pm

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Very unusal case patterns.Can you confirm the movement serial starts with an 8 or 6.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 25, 2011 - 9:46pm

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Case and Mvnt, both "8"

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 8:41pm

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 9:06pm

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Ahhh, either Jays has missing enamelling along the sides or Geoffs, is very dirty :-)

Same model though.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 25, 2011 - 9:52pm

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Actually, Scott had one that he sold several months ago, seems like he got somewhere north of $600 USD for it.


When I first got this watch I wondered if all that enamel is correct. Picked at it abit and it seemed to be but I didn't want to press my luck. I suppose that someone along the way somehow could have filled it all in. Two things I know. It doesn't wash / polish out and I didn't put it there. OK THREE things.....it's staying!

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 3:23pm

I suspect someone filled in the remaining engraving (recessions) with more enamel... The one I had, Lisa has, and Jay has (I think those are the only other three, so far???) DO NOT have enameling... except for the (8) Greekesque Key detailing, at the four corners...

That being said... I ALSO REALLY LIKE, this look! And perhaps it even DID... come as enameled?! And if so... maybe even by another model namesake?!?


:-)   Scott

Geoff Baker
Posted September 26, 2011 - 4:20pm

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My nickname for it (WHAT - you don't give your unknowns NICKNAMES??!!)

Greek Knot

Don't ask why I do it - I don't need a reason other than I want to - don't ask how I come up with them - I just do. I have another one right now I call 'not a templar', mostly because it isn't a templar.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 26, 2011 - 5:10pm

I call mine Almost Rare, because I can't find it & never logged it in I guess. LOL

OK I found it! Change name to Not 2 Rare. Mine has corner enamel only of the aforementioned Geek type!