Bulova 1938 Rite-Angle

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Cresent Moon
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MX2120 / 178
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Well, Here it is, My " Rite Angle ". I know some of you were watching this one, maybe even bid too, but I went large to get it. All original, just dosen't get any better than this. Now, it's time to share it, Enjoy all.

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1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
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Posted September 5, 2012 - 9:12pm

Panel Member

Hey Rob,

Actually I was considering keeping it just as it is. All I've done so far is service the movement and replace the crystal. The dial is clean enough to be left original. I may shine it up later this week and I'll check the hairspring then.

L8R, It's chow time.

Posted September 6, 2012 - 8:30am

Panel Member

Hi Rob,

Yes, It does have the Breguet overcoil.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 6, 2012 - 5:33am

Club 5000Panel Member

Shawn - you really got your moneys worth on this beauty! This watch is 100% original and looks like it's in 'hardly worn' condition. Won't see too many as nice as this.

Rite Angle - all day, all the way.

Posted September 6, 2012 - 9:08am

Panel Member

Your bang on Geoff, the case back still shows the original brushed gold finish. A keeper for sure! Here's some pics of it after a good clean and polish.

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Posted September 6, 2012 - 9:50am

Classy, beautiful and a valuable addition to the DB. One day some info on letter designation will turn up, but until then plain Rite angle, and congrats Shawn.

Posted September 10, 2012 - 3:33pm

Panel Member

I've given this some wrist time and was amazed at how accurate it keeps time. Easily within a minute over 24 hours, if not bang on with a quartz I used to time it against. Pretty awesome. Now I'm wearing a 34 ish  Ambassador that's equally as accurate so I'll post it later. Also just won another Right Angle with a black dial that looks to be original. Will post it when it arrives a couple days from now.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 3:41pm

Probably the black dial is original, as we know a lot of watches at this time had many dial/case/band combos.

The above watch has to be the world's best example, and as such is definitely a keeper!

Posted September 16, 2012 - 5:25pm

Panel Member

Hi bobbee,

I just bought another with the original Black dial. Band was replaced with leather but I'll post as soon asit comes in.