Bulova 1932 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

Found in an auction lot of two.  Everything lines up with a 1932 watch with the gilded gold numbers to the 10AN... almost looks like an Edwin but I don't see the solid line on the case next to the scrollwork.

As per the sellers description:

Case is 24mm wide, 37mm lug to lug (sets, winds, runs)

I'll update when it comes in.  Hoping that's a Bulova case, but it looks like it would be legit as to the styling for the time.  SO LITTLE information for 1932 watches in our database. I would love to find some better ads for that small span of early 30's years!

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1932 Unknown
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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 2:42am

Oh Boy Howdy! Kinda looks like my 1933 Envoy-diamond dot engraving! Is your case 2-tone?

mybulova_admin
Posted November 2, 2011 - 6:31am

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Envoy would be my call too.

plainsmen
Posted November 2, 2011 - 7:13am

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Ah... yep that looks like our guy!  You know I think i looked at that ad as well but my mind glossed right over him.  Cool...

mybulova_admin
Posted November 2, 2011 - 7:30am

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This Edwin is 1929. It may be the same model just with a later edition dial and hands that were common for 1932.

Most of the late 1920s watches that carried over to the 30 had a dial change over of this nature,

But now looking at it again I'm note sure. Keep it as 'Unknown' for now would be my advise until we know more.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:45pm

I like this for the Edwin

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:50pm

The 'EDWIN' clearly has an engraved Bezel Wayne, the 'UNKNOWN' above clearly does not.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 6:31pm

Fifth

The engraving I think you are seeing & referring to is the standard opposing arrows on most all 1925-1930 Bulova mens watches. It's too far over the side of the bevel curve & exagered in the ad.

 

plainsmen
Posted November 2, 2011 - 7:44am

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See Steve I though Edwin as well... but after looking at both... the Edwin has that plain strip running down the inside of each side of the bezel.  Just like the Richard.  Don't know if it's gold or white gold from this Edwin ad.

This unknown has a full etch on the sides of the bezel without that strip.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:43pm

I don't see the opposing arrows on the side of your watch Plaines. A definite indication of a 1932 or higher Bulova tonneau.

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Posted November 2, 2011 - 7:48am

I like it as the 'ENVOY'

Watch matches the ad 100%.