Bulova 1929 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
547439
Case Serial No.: 
9158286
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
19.5mm X 24.75mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case is in very good condition with hinged back - very little wear on the case and lugs.   Case is 29mm X 26.5mm not icluding crown - measured with calipers.   Lug end to lug end is 36mm.

Watch dial has had an initial cleaning and was once lumed but the looming has come off.   The hands were  completelly rusted away making it difficult to get the face off.    Movement has been repaired and is running very well.    AS you can see I need a set of hands for this watch - I think they would have been cathederal hands if anyone can help???   also need a crystal for this watch - the original was yellowed.

Do not know the model name - will leave that up to you guys and gals ?

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William Smith
Posted January 30, 2013 - 9:04pm

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Here's the Apollo ad from two comments up, subject watch and Albert ad.  Rotated, scaled to appx same sizes.  Subject watch is shaped more like Lisa's Albert ad (right) than Apollo ad.  But the engraving is more like the Apollo (left). Noting Apollo ad says "...trimmed w/ strips of green gold"   Great ads to work with!! We are ID'ing/learning in leaps and bounds.

 

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bobbee
Posted January 30, 2013 - 9:13pm

That centre pic is at an angle, and is not in perspective because of that.

EDIT:- Look at the lug gape, much wider at the bottom.

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William Smith
Posted January 30, 2013 - 9:53pm

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Yea I was aware of that, but not on top of it.  I didn't do a rubber-sheeting to correct.  Would the distortion/camera angle and close proxmity make the watch appear "longer" not stubbyer?.  Just kinda looks like a "stubby" Apollo.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 9:36pm

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Apollo, Apollo all the way.
Outstanding!
Publishing as such unless anyone has an objection.

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bobbee
Posted January 30, 2013 - 9:40pm

Umm, weeellll, ya see, hmmmmm, Oh, GO ON THEN!

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William Smith
Posted January 30, 2013 - 10:03pm

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I'm good with tentative Apollo ...forgot to add that part.  And it does look like GVP's 1930 Unknown seen below.  Crystal specs between the two watches are the same.  GVP's case SN begins w/ a 9, so cases of same date.   Am noting the seconds registry partially obscuring the six on the two subject dials, and completely obscuring the six on the Apollo, but minor.
Here's GVP's 1930 example:

Looks like we ID'ed two of these :)  ....and I'd probably go three ticks even w/o jewel count and the "green gold" text.

 

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bobbee
Posted February 11, 2013 - 8:59am

Still "Unknow", so here is a confirm for the ID from 1932.

 

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bobbee
Posted February 11, 2013 - 3:46pm

Sorry, brain dead after advert O.D.

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bobbee
Posted April 28, 2014 - 2:28pm

Still in the "unknown" area, why?