Unknown Art deco Bulova odd rare ??

I Found this at a local fle market. The case is marked :

PAT. JAN 11, 1927


14k gold filled

New York


The movement is a 9AT #404395

The year is 1929

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted April 1, 2012 - 10:44am

is the inner Caseback signed?

sorry, I just read the info already given.....duh!


I have seen this Case before signed 'Providence Watch Case Co' and also Bulova signed, the troubling part is the engraving pattern is unlike any other seen on a Bulova of this era.

Genuine? anyones' guess until an ad is found.

IMO, no.

Posted April 1, 2012 - 11:08am

Well maybe bulova bought the case... the inside is clearly marked like other bulova's of this era ... i have seen 1-2 on ebay but this was years ago ....hmmmmmm...odd 

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted April 1, 2012 - 11:30am

The Providence Cases I've seen housed Westfield movements.

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William Smith
Posted April 1, 2012 - 1:58pm

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Nice watch.  This is the third of these I've seen now.  I have one.


my 9AT mvnt serial num is    402772  Case SN   9315886

yours is      mvnt                  404395    CaseSN  8243776

does this suggest my movement is older than yours and my case is younger than your?  Well for the case I may say "yea". 

Are you getting the date for the watch from the shield date symbol on the movement? 


Posted April 1, 2012 - 9:31pm

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A number of things look wrong here, but hey that's not to say its not an original we haven't seen yet.

1928 case with a 29 movement. Open 9 with cathederal hands which suggest later half of 27 or early 28. Uncommon square sub second dial.

Case has the Ambassador / Fleetwood feel to it, so this one should go in the unknown bucket for now.