Bulova 1935 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
6AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5314006
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
GS MX484 - 30.2 X 14.2
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

An Interesting Watch...I have only seen ONE of these before, and it was in really bad shape. It had the same gold dial as well. Another site lists this watch as the "AIR KING" based on crystal specs alone.  The Case Measures approximately 19.5mm X 40mm. Dial appears to be original, as there are no refinishing notches on it. The case is unmarked on the inside. It measures approximately 13mm between the lugs. I find no ads showing this watch.

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plainsmen
Posted November 16, 2013 - 2:38pm

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Wow... interesting.  I've not seen that model before.  I'm going to have to go with Unknown at this time.  Seriously nice job on it though.

bourg01
Posted November 16, 2013 - 4:01pm

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That is one pretty slick watch. Unfortunately still Unknown.

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DarHin
Posted November 16, 2013 - 11:53pm

My 1937 GS catalog list's the MX484 as fitting the Everett. Of course this doesn't mean that it didn't fit less popular models not listed in the index. I can cross reference the MX484 to BB, Perfit and Federal crystals but none list a model.

My 1943 GS catalog does list the MX484 as fitting the Air King at that time but I would lean towards Everett since the subject watch pre-dates the '37 catalog by 2 years.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted November 17, 2013 - 5:43am

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Great looking watch Jeff, nice work on your part. I really like it, I just don't see anything like it.

Going to have to say Unknown for now....

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 17, 2013 - 7:33am

I'm with Darren (see post above), tentative 'EVERETT'.

A very nice piece Jeff.

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Reverend Rob
Posted November 17, 2013 - 11:25am

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This is an elegant dress watch in every sense of the word, top drawer movt, with Breguet Overcoil. Based on the FHF 5, but the 6.75x11''' version. 

I'm still checking, but have to say 'Unknown for now'. 

mybulova_admin
Posted November 18, 2013 - 4:58am

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It never ceases to amaze me how some watches got so much print time and yet others basically got none or very very little.

Unknown for me until I see some tangable evidence.

Regardless I really like the look of this watch....very elegant and classic.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 18, 2013 - 6:16am

The crystal spec information given by Darren is tangable evidence.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 19, 2013 - 12:01am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm not seeing it added to this page. We know where IDing a watch purely based on crsytal spec often leads us.

I've with unknown on this beauty!

 

JP
Posted November 22, 2013 - 2:19pm

Panel Member

Tentative EVERETT based on crystal specs.

An increditable watch and a  Super job of restoration. 

Based on this watch, I would have no problem in recommending your talents to any one looking for a restoration specialist.