Bulova 1938 Rite-Angle

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Model: 
8AM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8925627
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

A VERY HANDSOME, FULLY RESTORED, DISTINCTLY UNIQUE, BULOVA RITE- ANGLE WATCH:

The infamous BULOVA Rite- Angle, Circa 1938. RARE (earlier release) seldom (if ever before?) seen, 8AM movement! Also sporting the coveted (and ultra rare) special order black dial, with applied gold numerals! (Vs. the MUCH more common painted white, or white with gold numeral option...)

Fully restored and calibrated, as original... this distinctive watch was serviced by an expert watchmaker with over thirty years of experience... and is keeping VERY GOOD time! The NOS original replacement glass and new Spiedel genuine lizard skin band are an elegant compliment to this uniquely streamlined, true Art Deco period timepiece design!

You won't see another watch like this one, anywhere else! PM or eMail me, if interested? I can also be reached via the eBay store, at WatchCrystals dot net...

Incidentally, I suspect the brass and steel right angle watch box (Labeled 21 Jewels) was for a 1938+ Ladies Rite- Angle, that was probably solid 14 karat gold... as I've yet to see a men's/ladies rite angle, with 21 vs. 17 jewels??? 

 

My Best :-)  Scott

 
 

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bourg01
Posted December 19, 2011 - 8:14am

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I just got one of these. Bezel is engraved, 8AL 17 Jewel Swiss movement, crescent moon date code = 1938. She's in pieces now as the dial is going to IDC. Now just what version to have it redone in.

Rare black, 2 tone grey/black, copper, something else or just as original?? Hmmm,

OldTicker
Posted December 19, 2011 - 9:20am

I have seen at least 2 Black dial men's/ladies sets and  3 Black dial men's go through eBay in the last month, so a bunch of sock drawers must have been cleaned out!

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 5:32pm

:-)  Scott