Bulova 1932 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2128000
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi all,

 

Is this case a Ranger?  1932 date code, and case number starts with a 2...  I realize it's a redial, but was attracted to the neat two-tone case.  I didn't see a two-tone Ranger in the database or otherwise, but I may have missed it...

 

Thanks,

David

EDIT: 2014.08.09   Case Serial Number changed from outside number (211943) to inside case SN 2128000

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 25, 2013 - 5:39pm

David,

It certainly looks like a 'RANGER'ish Case but to Date I don't think We've seen a 2-tone engraved version advertised.

'RANGER' is 15 Jewels?

'UNKNOWN'

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alien Ant
Posted June 26, 2013 - 12:44am

too early for  ranger 

possibly maxim here - http://m.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1930-1939/a1933-maxim/

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 26, 2013 - 6:31am

Very close, but I see no mention of a 2 tone Case in the linked ad which leads Me to believe the linked Watch is mis-identified.

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alien Ant
Posted July 10, 2013 - 12:24am

just wondering why you find this one hard to be in two-tone yet you don't for this other 1932 watch?

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1932-unknown-2554?page=3

mybulova_admin
Posted June 26, 2013 - 5:55am

Club 5000Panel Member

Unknown after lookingvthrough the adverts. Can you please post additional pictures of the movement and inside case?

dhhirsch
Posted June 26, 2013 - 10:40am

Club 5000

I'll try to take a couple pictures tonight.  I have a new camera and need to charge the battery... then I'll see if I can figure out the macro mode.  To be honest, I haven't tried to take pictures of watches, so it may take me a bit of time to figure out how to do it, size them correctly and upload them...

 To add to my confusion, I took it apart just now and notice that the inside of the back of the case says "Bulova Quality" and has a different number than the number on the outside of the back.  The inside number is 2128000, while the outside number is 211943. 

dhhirsch
Posted June 26, 2013 - 10:44am

Club 5000

I just added a picture of the back of the case that is from the eBay listing.  The seller didn't include a picture of the inside back or movement, but as I mentioned in my reply to the Admin's post, I'll try to take a couple pictures tonight...

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Bob Bruno
Posted June 26, 2013 - 1:10pm

Club 5000

Could this be a 42 instead of a 32? The case is very similar to the 42 Chief.

dhhirsch
Posted June 26, 2013 - 2:02pm

Club 5000

H Bob,

I looked at the pictures of the Chief, and while close, it doesn't seem to be a match. Also, the movement is a 10AN, which is listed from 1925-1937 (unless of course it was swapped out...).

 

David

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Posted June 26, 2013 - 2:22pm

The T datecode of the Movement corresponds with the Case seriel number beginning with 2. The Dial numerals showing are also 1932, as found here on this 1931 'PRENTICE' as an example http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-prentice-3777

'32 is good.