Bulova 1930 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
6AF
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
252813
Case Serial No.: 
0133169
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.8 X 13.0 approx.
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Received this one yesterday. I can't ID it. Lisa has one just like it and it is listed as an unknown model. This one is super nice for the age. I think the band may be the original. It has a broken main spring currently and I'm suspecting that when it broke it was put in a drawer somewhere until it was found and sold to me.

 

It has a dust cover for the movement but I removed it for the photo.

 

 

 

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William Smith
Posted January 9, 2015 - 4:40pm

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Nice Ole Gal.  Great shape!!!

Geoff Baker
Posted January 10, 2015 - 5:46am

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What a beauty Merc, well found. Looks like she's in very nice condition.

Bernice is my vote. In most of the adverts we don't see the enamel but in this one we do:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-13-Dec-1930-2.jpg

Oh, I think you're right on the bracelet too, same as the ad.

 

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1955mercury
Posted January 10, 2015 - 8:03am

By Golly, that's her Mr. Baker! Thank you. I thought I had combed through all the ads, but I missed that one. Even though it was a cheaper model it sure has held up well over the years. I've got a new mainspring coming for her.

 

 

jabs
Posted January 10, 2015 - 6:47am

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Yes I see as Bernice with original bracelet

Andersok
Posted January 10, 2015 - 8:24am

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Looks like a match to Bernice, one slight difference I see is with the oval inside ring on the bezel - the one in the ad looks to be thicker and engraved, subject watch is a thinner plain ring. Very nice watch!

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1955mercury
Posted January 10, 2015 - 8:57am

You're right about that Andersok. I missed that detail. Hum-m-m-m. Some ads show the Bernice without the enameling also. Dag-nabbit! Now what? Back to unknown?

mybulova_admin
Posted January 10, 2015 - 4:32pm

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I'm still be at Bernice, even with what looks to be a variation between to subject watch and the artwork on the advert.

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William Smith
Posted January 10, 2015 - 4:51pm

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I'm good with Bernice.  Nice one!!!

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1955mercury
Posted January 10, 2015 - 4:52pm

I don't know. This is an ad I have for the Bernice from a Dec. 1928 issue of the Saturday Evening Post.

If you look at it closely, you can see it doesn't have the enamel and the engraving is different. Notice there is no engraving at the crown position and none on the other side in that location and there is a small section at the top and bottom of the case that doesn't have engraving. Plus the engraving is not the same as what is on my watch. Then take the engraving around the crystal into consideration and there's a lot of differences.

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William Smith
Posted January 10, 2015 - 6:25pm

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Yea I saw that 1928 ad you show above, and compair it to the 1930 ad used further up.