Bulova 1938 Knight

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.406
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8683767
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA "KNIGHT," Circa 1938. This has to be one of the RAREST Art Deco Bulova timepieces, from the 1920s to 1940. Noone seems to have even seen this model before??? And ironically, identifyng the crystal was, for once, rather straightforward... since no other 30s/40s Bully is specified in any of the many watch crystal catalogs I have, as taking the same crystal.

The bezel window is also VERY unique... as it takes a curved vs. flat around the edge, crystal. Only two Bulova models even use a similar style, with curved glass, or in this size range... This was a befitting "knighting," for a crowned price of the of an era, known as "Art Deco..." (Broadsword hands, and all...)

I have several 1938 and 39 vintage ads, and none even illustrate this rare model... The movement and case date production to 1938. so this may well be the only year this handsome design was even produced, since the vast majority of the "Steamline Art Deco" cases were only made through 1939, which was the officially the END of the famous Art Deco Period...

Philip just listed this rare beauty for sale on eBay, here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/EXTREMELY-RARE-BULOVA-KNIGHT-ART-DECO-10K-GOLD-WATCH...

 

 

My regards :-) William

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el-ooose
Posted November 11, 2010 - 12:55pm

So here it is in all it's glory!

plainsmen
Posted November 11, 2010 - 5:31pm

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Wow did that clean up nice!

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Stephen Ollman
Posted November 11, 2010 - 5:56pm

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Agree, a very nice clean up. Most Bulova's will clean up well with a little time and effort (spit and polish) which is why I like them so much. Others brands panic as soon as they see the site of water.

I've tried to clean a number of watch dials with plain soap and water, some work many fail (the print washes off), but never a Bulova, their dial prints are excellent.

Also goes to show what a well deplayed and photographed watch can do.

Nice work!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 23, 2011 - 8:02pm

3 Stars

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JP
Posted February 27, 2012 - 9:52pm

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WOW !!!!!  What a watch. I have never seen anything like it before and I hope you can find the ads to support it because you sure deserve it.

I will be keeping my eye out for any ads that come along in hopes of finding one for you.

John

OldTicker
Posted February 27, 2012 - 10:36pm

Here it is...

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bobbee
Posted January 30, 2013 - 8:26pm

1938 ad with sub-seconds dial.

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