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Bulova 1934 Oakley

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1934

Movement Symbol: 

Circle

Movement Model: 

13AL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

741992

Case Serial No.: 

4027138

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This watch is the twin brother to my other Oakley. It has the hash marks for numerals including the sub seconds track and the tracks are black. The case back is 10k gold filled as is the case and bezel. Dial, case and movement are signed Bulova. As always the watch has been cleaned and oiled and runs and keeps excellent time. I purchased this watch for the movement and it was in such good shape I decided to just fix it. The dial is in very good shape and the watch has a new glass crystal as does my other one. I did not take photos of the movement as it is the exact same movement as the other Oakley and it is not easy to replace the movement in the case with out running the risk of damage to the balance wheel because it is a hinged case and difficult to get the movement back into. I will photo it if it is necessary to get it published or to answer questions.

Many thanks to Dave.
EDIT: 2013.02.01  The case has two sets of serial numbers:
                             Outside caseback:  225269    Inside caseback: 4027138 
 

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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1934 Oakley

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1934

Movement Symbol: 

Circle

Movement Model: 

13AL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

None

Case Serial No.: 

495950

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Crystal Details: 

Approximately 16.86mm by 25.71mm

Additional Information

Light wear through on the bezel corners but the rest of the watch is ooking great.

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1934 Bulova watch
1934 Bulova watch
1934 Bulova watch
1934 Bulova watch

Bulova 1933 Oakley

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1933

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

13AL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

798004

Case Serial No.: 

3204891

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

27.09mm x 17.64mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

The watch has a hinged bezel and the inside of the back has Bulova Quality with a B below that and a number 3204891 stamped into it. Gold filled top and SS back on bracelet. I have searched through the ads from 1930 to 1946 and could find nothing on this watch or any mention of a hinged case bezel. The watch runs and keeps very good time and I have not cleaned it yet. The X throws me off since it could be a 1933 or a 1943. I think the case was one of the ones that First speaks of that was made outside of Bulova before they started making their own but not sure. Back of case back is gold also. No mention of 10k RGP or Gold Filled any where on the case.

 

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1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
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