Bulova 1931 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
9AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
466603
Case Serial No.: 
1273834
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
28.2 X 16
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This one is a 1931 Bulova and that's about all I know about it. The movement is a 9AF and it has the "shield", "omega" and "F" stamped on it for date codes. The crystal is not the correct one. It's the right size, but doesn't have the right curvature. I think the correct crystal is a G-S MX458, but I didn't have one. Something I have observed that has me puzzled, Bulova likes to use "666" a lot in serial numbers. Even some of their water-proof models say to a depth of "666".

Nothing stamped on the outside of the back and nothing to show case metal content.

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Geoff Baker
Posted December 5, 2014 - 6:40am

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Unknown, I've seen this one in white and yellow. Here's his brother: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-unknown-2501

 

 

jabs
Posted December 5, 2014 - 7:01am

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Geoff link don´t work :(

mybulova_admin
Posted December 5, 2014 - 6:25pm

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Fixed

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1955mercury
Posted December 5, 2014 - 6:39pm

That's the same model. At least we know that it came in white and yellow. That's more than I knew before.

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bobbee
Posted December 5, 2014 - 7:37am

Nice watch, A.

Unknown.

 

"six hundred, three score and six"

The number of the best!

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 5, 2014 - 11:19am

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666 feet was what they used before adopting the 200 metre depth rating. 

666 ft= 202 m

Interesting. I had a watch recently that was triple date stamped, it had the Omega on the plate under the barrel, which is odd. 

Unknown for now.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted December 7, 2014 - 6:49pm

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Unknown for me as well.

666 on later waterproof models was the depth rating for 666ft.

 

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1955mercury
Posted December 7, 2014 - 7:19pm

I knew that Admin. It's also the mark of the beast in the Bible. It's a Satanic taboo number.