Bulova 1928 Franklin

Submitted by Geoff Baker on September 25, 2011 - 7:41pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
21.2 x 21.2
Watch Description

14 k WGF Bulova - New York , Patent date Jan 11, 1927 in near perfect condition. 

Added 9/25/2011 -  Name updated 1/26/2013  =  Photos Updated 11/11/2013 New Bracelet


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Posted September 25, 2011 - 7:43pm

100% hinged Bulova case?

Silly question maybe but just asking.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 25, 2011 - 8:20pm

Silly question? HERE?!?

Doubt it!

Yes - standard Bulova with Pat Date

Posted September 25, 2011 - 8:28pm

Very unusal case patterns.Can you confirm the movement serial starts with an 8 or 6.

Posted September 25, 2011 - 9:06pm

Ahhh, either Jays has missing enamelling along the sides or Geoffs, is very dirty :-)

Same model though.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 25, 2011 - 9:52pm

Actually, Scott had one that he sold several months ago, seems like he got somewhere north of $600 USD for it.


When I first got this watch I wondered if all that enamel is correct. Picked at it abit and it seemed to be but I didn't want to press my luck. I suppose that someone along the way somehow could have filled it all in. Two things I know. It doesn't wash / polish out and I didn't put it there. OK THREE things.....it's staying!

Posted September 26, 2011 - 3:23pm

I suspect someone filled in the remaining engraving (recessions) with more enamel... The one I had, Lisa has, and Jay has (I think those are the only other three, so far???) DO NOT have enameling... except for the (8) Greekesque Key detailing, at the four corners...

That being said... I ALSO REALLY LIKE, this look! And perhaps it even DID... come as enameled?! And if so... maybe even by another model namesake?!?


:-)   Scott

Geoff Baker
Posted September 26, 2011 - 4:20pm

My nickname for it (WHAT - you don't give your unknowns NICKNAMES??!!)

Greek Knot

Don't ask why I do it - I don't need a reason other than I want to - don't ask how I come up with them - I just do. I have another one right now I call 'not a templar', mostly because it isn't a templar.

Wayne Hanley
Posted September 26, 2011 - 5:10pm

I call mine Almost Rare, because I can't find it & never logged it in I guess. LOL

OK I found it! Change name to Not 2 Rare. Mine has corner enamel only of the aforementioned Geek type!