Bulova 1930 -Unknown

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I purchased this watch from Timemachines (Mike) recently and am updating the record. It's the same "Unknown" watch we had before with a couple new photos and some new specs. I've changed the year due to the updated serial number (mis-stamped "0" leading) and because there is a second hand stamped Omega date code on the movement above the cresent moon original date code.

There are two known examples of this amazing watch, the1930 Bulova cover of the iconic Piping Rock.

Ownership and Model Year updated 5/12/2013 - previous year was recorded as 1928.

Following is Mike's original description:

"I have had this watch 20 years and just decided to fix her up, I have no idea of the model name, nor can I find any old ads, or pictures of it.  This watch may have been for a different world market, or one of a few prototypes ever made.

The watch looks like a Hamilton Piping Rock with hinged lugs, black porcelain bezal, Rodium plated case, marked "Bulova Quality pat. Jan. 11, 1927"

Comments , and research welcome.  Thanks  Mike"

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Geoffrey Baker 1930 Bulova Unknown Piping Rock Watch 5/12/2013
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Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:26pm

Nice addition Geoff!

I am sure Mike is happy to know that it has a good home...

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 4:34pm

I've been looking for an advert for this one, but the nearest I found is this new Westfield model, similar to their Air King but more like the Bulova and Hamilton Piping Rock.


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William Smith
Posted October 23, 2014 - 6:54pm

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We keep searching.  At least we know its all Bulova.