Bulova 1931 Sky King

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Model: 
10 AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
652470
Case Serial No.: 
1054335
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Submitted is, I think, a 1931 Sky King.  I'm not 100% sure about the movement symbol.  In the close-up, it looks likea shield pointing at the zero in the serial number.  I'be been having bad luck getting well engraved symbols.

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Daca102090
Posted June 1, 2017 - 7:41pm

I don't think this is the Shy King as they are two toned.

Yellow around the crystal and white for the rest of the case or

white around the crystal and yellow for the rest.

Great looking watch!!

 

mybulova_admin
Posted June 2, 2017 - 6:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

Great looking 1931 Bulova Sky King. There wasn't anything else produced during this period that matched the style. The case appears to be two-tone as the back case is white gold filled and the front bezel is yellow.

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rbaines
Posted June 2, 2017 - 7:06am

Yes, the rest of the case is white.  I didn't include a photo of that.  The back looks kind of gold, but that was all lighting.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 3, 2017 - 7:56am

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It's a Sky King, I was thinking it was all yellow too, until admin pointed out the back. 1931 seems the right year based on case s/n and the 1931 symbol which could resemble a shield.

Oh, and for the record, I think there were many watches of the period that match the style of the Sky King. The period between 1928 and 1932 was the height of Bulova style in my opinion. This is my favorite period in Bulova history. I love them all.

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rbaines
Posted June 4, 2017 - 5:42pm

Geoff...judging from the size of your collecion, you've got some other favorites, as well.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 5, 2017 - 5:27am

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Yes Rich, I do have a couple watches over here....

:)