Bulova 1931 -Unknown

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Model ID rating explained.
1.02
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
653959
Case Serial No.: 
1217441
Case shape: 
Stepped
Additional Information: 

This is not my watch. I was unable to upload the photos to the forum, so I entered it here. It is similar to the Lone Eagle III, but slightly different. What do you think? Is it a variation of the LE III or a different model all together? Thanks!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 13, 2011 - 7:32pm

lol, I have a Watch with this pattern??

....guess I does. duh

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 13, 2011 - 8:26pm

Fifth

Yeah that's the one. The subect watch XI engraving pattern does not have does not have protruding I's like yours does.

 

Daca102090
Posted October 13, 2011 - 7:32pm

Looking at the back of his watch it looks like there were some repairs done there.  Some malformations could be due to the repair or were what caused the need for repair.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 13, 2011 - 8:43pm

 

This looks like the same type of WoolyBully modification was done to both of these watches. I have never seen any of the 31-32 Lone Eagle III shaped cases without engraving. I hope you guys didn't buy these. I would have liked to own both watches before the creative mod was done.

 

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted October 13, 2011 - 10:55pm

Are BOTH of these cases sporting the rectangular cut crystal type? Or  only the one on the right??

 

:-)  Scott

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 13, 2011 - 11:34pm

both I believe,

The bracelet ends on both are identical, besides the engraving and much too wide to fit on a regular lug case?

thinking were looking at an engraved and plain bezel 'ALLERTON' or 'EDWIN' based on the info at hand. I took the 'ALLERTON' ID on My unknown so that leaves this the 'EDWIN'

: p

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 13, 2011 - 9:07pm

The Case does look like an 'AMBASSADOR' / 'LE' hybrid and I've seen less than perfect joint work on a Bulova Case before.

Seems odd to find 2....

 

Daca102090
Posted October 13, 2011 - 9:41pm

There was a third one identicle to mine that went on e-bay the first part of theis week. I saved pics on that one as it was the first other I had seen.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 13, 2011 - 10:09pm

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Whats the serial numbers for this watch?

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TdH
Posted October 17, 2011 - 2:07pm

The inner case is marked 1217441.

The serial number of the movement is 653959.