Bulova 1929 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9134782
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Appears to be not have been identified yet and remains unknown.

This is a before picture - the dial is being refinished as it is far gone.

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PJ 1929 Bulova 1 4 24 2015
Bulova watch
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William Smith
Posted March 8, 2015 - 6:14pm

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Is the case back (either inside or outside) marked Bulova?

PJ
Posted March 8, 2015 - 8:25pm

Hi William

The inside is marke "Bulova Quality" - it is fading. Also patent date of "Pat. Jan. 11. 1927". Between the bottom lugs is the letter "F"

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William Smith
Posted March 8, 2015 - 8:30pm

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Thanks PJ   So the case is similar to this 1929 Unknown.  

Another similar here.  I bet your watch and the two linked unknowns all have single hinged case.

The case serial numbers on the two linked watches are all pretty close.  
9357482
9358251
Your case serial number is 9134782

While we don't know much about what these serial numbers mean, short of first digit corrisponding to year w/i decade of production, they didn't just use them randomly.  

EDIT:  Lots of ads and discussion in this 1930 Unknown here.

PJ
Posted March 8, 2015 - 8:55pm

Thanks William

I'll post a photo once I get the dial back and it's reassembled with a new leather strap. Should be a handsome watch.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 9, 2015 - 8:52am

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Hello again PJ, looks like you might be a Bulova collector? I think this is an Unknown model, here's my version, from 1931......

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-unknown-2478

PJ
Posted March 9, 2015 - 10:35am

Very nice example.

I do have a few Bulova. I will post others as well.

Cheers

Patrick

mybulova_admin
Posted March 11, 2015 - 7:20am

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This model still eludes us despite having an advert showing the watch.

Unknown for me and a packet of chocolate cookies to the first person to find an ID for this beauty :-)

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William Smith
Posted March 11, 2015 - 1:37pm

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Nice....but unknown

plainsmen
Posted March 13, 2015 - 10:55am

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Unknown

PJ
Posted April 24, 2015 - 9:08pm

Just updated a photo with the refinished dial on the 1929 unknown. It turned out well.