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Bulova 1947 Garfield

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1947

Movement Symbol: 

47

Movement Model: 

10BC Swiss

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

7334262

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

2cm x 2cm

Additional Information

This is my father-in-law’s watch.  He piloted B24 Liberators in WWII in the South Pacific.  His plane, the Bird of Paradise, was shot down in early 1945; he broke his back and he and the other survivors were rescued by a PT boat.  He lost three of his crew in the crash, including his best friend and navigator. Jim wore this every day until he died in 2006.  I am curious to know if the Navigator model was made in 1947.

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1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch

Bulova 1929 Garfield

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Cresent Moon

Movement Model: 

9AT

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

334208

Case Serial No.: 

9179336

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Regular curved crystal

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Clearly has radium on the dial... I'm planning on getting someone to get rid of the radium completely, will this affect the collector's value of the watch? Hopefull not as I'm not totally comfortable off the idea of it although it does looks pretty cool. Another not there is a strip of (solid?) gold on the back inscribed by hand F.E.B. interesting! Inside of the case back says 1927... I think this resembles the President model but doesn't share the same engraving on the sides! 

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1928 Bulova garfield watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch

Bulova 1929 Garfield

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

9 AT

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

334065

Case Serial No.: 

9180017

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1929 Bulova Garfield sporting one of those wonderful Maxim mesh bracelets, just like the ad! Two date code on the 9 AT, '29 shield and '28 crescent moon. Dial refinished and relumed.

Added 11/8/2013

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1929 Bulova Garfield watch Geoffrey Baker 11 08 2013
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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1930 Garfield

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1930

Movement Symbol: 

Cresent Moon

Movement Model: 

9AT

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

317973

Case Serial No.: 

0226298

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Two-tone case.  9AT movement.  15 jewels.  Any help in identifying would be appreciated.  Also, why does the case number start with a letter?   

I've been wanting an early two-tone watch, and this one fit the bill, but I can't see to find the model looking on the site or looking at Watchophilia...  Otherwise, I've been able to identify most of the watches I've been getting using the resourses on mybulova.com...  Thanks for any help!

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1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch

Bulova 1929 Garfield

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

9AT

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

406007

Case Serial No.: 

9179787

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Needs cleaning

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Beautiful Vintage 1929 Garfield

Patent 1927

14K Yellow Gold Filled

Dark Blue Hands

Swiss made

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Bulova 1929 Gardfiled watch Works May 14 2012 Sheild and Serial number
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1929 Garfield

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

9AT

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

407694

Case Serial No.: 

9178517

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Crystal Details: 

16.9mm W x 23.6mm L

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1929 Garfield 9AT 17j, bezel engraving pattern is diamonds with two balls between each diamond located on the two vertical strips of yellow gold RGP.  The top & bottom bezel incorporate a Rocky Road design. It needs a glass crystal and a blue steel second hand. Bezel cleaned up very nicely, looks good with that brown mung removed. This is the first Garfield that I have seen other than the ad. And a first for the site.

 Logged In 9.14.2011

Added Crystal Dimentions & Movement Serial No. 10.01.2011

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1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch

Bulova 1929 Garfield

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Additional Information

Image courtesy of James T.Robson

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