Bulova 1935 -Unknown

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'CAROLYN' / 'EVANGELINE' like but with engraving and a smaller Bezel opening.

Inner Caseback appeard to be signed and possibly marked as solid Gold.

(poor photography so this Watch could be a 'FRANKENBULLETTE' haha)

......rolled the dice on this one, will update.

* 9/21 Update.

Lost on this one troops - confirmed 'FRANKENBULLETTE'.

Running 6AF in an aftermarket Case (not even a good one) for less than a large Pizza so it's not a total loss. Will leave up for a Day or so and remove from the database.

Always look or ask for a Caseback stamp.

Silly Me, what was I thinking?

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 2:48pm

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Ah C'mon Fifth, we all get caught like this sooner or later, and then again later and so on. It can be a crap shoot sometimes and we're all willing to roll the dice. At least we don't get bit too often.

Posted September 21, 2011 - 5:05pm

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Oh yes... I get the old MOTHEROFTRUCKER sentences flowing from my gob after opening the mail to see one of these chances float by me.  A guy needs one of these now and again to keep you fresh!

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 5:34pm

lol, My first in a while but not My only one by a long shot.

I'm feeling .....fresh.

Posted September 21, 2011 - 6:15pm

 Oh, that style is way cool! 

Posted September 21, 2011 - 6:19pm

 P. S. - you can always sell it to me, "Franken-bullette" or no . . .

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 6:45pm

Thanks. I may want to keep it for the mvt, if not I will let You know.

Posted September 21, 2011 - 10:38pm

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Is the movement good? I have a number of cases that may be of use to you.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 8:46am

I haven't had the Dr look at it for any serious issues admin, has an occasional skip when setting but winds and runs perfectly.  1934 15J 6AF


* The more I look at this Watch the more I believe it is only part Frankie.

1. The Bezel has the familiar Bulova 'Fish' engraving pattern. (see new pic)

2. The wear to the Dial matches the Case Bezel opening perfectly (appears Dial is original to the Bezel).

3. The Caseback has a little slop in the fit (Stainless steel, which is very un-1930's, non stamped).

4. 6AF Movement anti-shock ring has been removed to fit the Caseback.

Which leads Me to think that  the Caseback is the only bogus part of this Watch which was possibly replaced at some point due to the wear through We commonly see on the 1930's Gold Casebacks..or for whatever reason.

Anyone else have any ideas?


Posted September 22, 2011 - 10:40am

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That all sounds logical and makes perfect sense, I would agree with you on all points but the minute register is tonneau shaped and the bezel has a rectangular opening for the dial. Normally the register would conform with the opening. Something to consider.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 6:41am

Good eye, something I hadn't noticed.

Dial wear/aging matches the bezel opening perfectly and the register matches the overall shape of the Case (?)