Bulova 1929 Bernard

Submitted by Daca102090 on September 19, 2011 - 5:14pm
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19.89mm x 21.79mm
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I thought this looks like a Brewster model but I could not find any descriptions mentioning the two tone case. Inside the case says Pat. Jan 11 1927 Bulova New York 14K Rolled Gold Plate. There is one small wear through on the  back case corner.  This was very hard to get a photo showing the yellow gold running vertically on either side of the crystal the full length of the lugs. The face has radium numbers and cathedral hands both look original and are in very good condition.


1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted May 14, 2020 - 9:41pm

With that advert, I could go along with Brewster

Posted May 14, 2020 - 10:33pm

I am leaning against the Brewster.   The watch does does not seem to match the clearer ad versions of this model.  Especially the engraving.


Posted May 15, 2020 - 12:55pm

Brewster seems like a good match

Posted May 16, 2020 - 2:43am

I'm good with the Brewster.

Posted May 20, 2020 - 12:33am

Another 1929 advert from May showing the case engraving to be different, so I'm tentative on a Brewster. There also no mention of two-tone or does the adverts show the gold strips.

May 1929 Bulova Brewster

Posted May 20, 2020 - 6:09am

I don't believe that this is a Brewster...I'm still at 'Unknown'

Posted May 20, 2020 - 4:44pm

Well, we have certainly come full circle from where we started back to the same conclusion...Unknown for now

Posted January 5, 2022 - 1:42pm

Whatever it is, I have one too, also black dial but mine is definitely refinished. That makes 3 out of 4. Pure speculation but I've seen so few black dials from this era that maybe they had black dials originally.

BTW still captioned as a Brewster 

Posted January 5, 2022 - 5:27pm

Rob, does it look like an old re-dial, or a modern one, with the notch? Does it look like a professional job?

It is curious that we continue to see random models with a black dial, which were never advertised nor mentioned. This may have been an option by the jeweler, or perhaps some entrepreneur advertised this service in the papers.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 9, 2022 - 9:21pm

Panel - It seems this one should have been updated to Unknown?