Bulova 1929 Garfield

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
9AT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
334208
Case Serial No.: 
9179336
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Regular curved crystal
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Clearly has radium on the dial... I'm planning on getting someone to get rid of the radium completely, will this affect the collector's value of the watch? Hopefull not as I'm not totally comfortable off the idea of it although it does looks pretty cool. Another not there is a strip of (solid?) gold on the back inscribed by hand F.E.B. interesting! Inside of the case back says 1927... I think this resembles the President model but doesn't share the same engraving on the sides! 

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1928 Bulova garfield watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
jabs
Posted August 16, 2016 - 1:58am

Panel Member

Your watch is Garfield of the year 1929 with movement from 1928, we have a few of similar watches in the database

Geoff Baker
Posted August 16, 2016 - 4:38am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello Spartcom5, welcome to myBulova. The I agree with Jaroslav, the watch is a Garfield model, a nice one at that. I think the gold strip on the case back is applied aftermarket and not original.

Here's mine - all refinished...

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1929-garfield-6118

PS -1927  is a patent date

Andersok
Posted August 16, 2016 - 1:54pm

Panel Member

Garfield

Spartcom5
Posted August 16, 2016 - 3:18pm

If I remove the radium but not redial the watch will I be losing collector value at all? Would like to have it relumed like it looked when it first did, but with safer material of course!