Bulova 1932 White Prince

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
13AT
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
731532
Case Serial No.: 
2128015
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
missing crystal
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

{on front of mvent}

Patent {above a little cross shaped sybol,  above another H symbol which looks like a backwards and forwards pair of F's if not a fancy H}.

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vintagebulova.com
Posted January 6, 2012 - 6:39pm

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The rare and beautiful Jump Hour.  One of my all time Vintage Bulova favs. 

Jay

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Daca102090
Posted January 6, 2012 - 6:44pm

Oh my, those dials look like they are in fantastic condition.  Beautiful piece!!

mybulova_admin
Posted January 7, 2012 - 12:10am

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Thats a beauty...now give that movement a wash!!

:-)

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vintagebulova.com
Posted January 7, 2012 - 6:16am

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Be careful when removing the dials.  I'm fairly certain that the hour wheel is reverse threaded.

Jay

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2012 - 3:27pm

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Thanks Jay

I'm gonna get someone? to service for me,  and hopefully they will know these details.  I sure didn't so thanks for the heads up.

NOVA
Posted January 7, 2012 - 10:51am

Very nice!  This is one of my all time favorite models.  It's just so different from everything else.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 7, 2012 - 11:29am

The Cross is the sign of a Swiss patent.

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2012 - 3:28pm

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Thanks....again I had no idea....until now.

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Reverend Rob
Posted January 7, 2012 - 12:29pm

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 Under the cross, I believe you will see the maker's mark: FHF, or Fabrique Horlogerie de Fontainemelon. This is the calibre 29. Since it is under the patent mark on the added plate for the complication,  this leads me to believe the entire design is by them, as opposed to an ebauche modified by Bulova. An excellent example and not often found in good condition. 

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2012 - 3:34pm

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Thanks Rob   For as dirty as it is, it's running OK- just a tad fast.  The little round thingie that rotates back and forth doesn't seem to spin as far as it probably should  (sorry for the technical jargon).  :)