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Bulova 1928 Franklin

5/10 votes
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American Standard Bulova



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 A customer brought this one in for a Service... said it belonged to her Grandfather. I have searched the site and can't find this Model. Any thoughts?

Also, she wants the hands changed back to original!!

Edit: 08/11/2015  Changed thrid digit of case serial number from "C" to "0".  Updated from 1927 Manufacture Date to 1928 based on first digit of case serial number.  Will

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 12:49pm

There are a couple of these in the Unknown database Jeff, still not ID'd, but they will give you an idea as to the correct hands.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 1:09pm


very similar to the '29 'TREASURER' but remains unknown.

1927 possibly had the 'Spade and Sword' style Hands.

Good luck.

Geoff Baker
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Posted December 22, 2011 - 2:28pm

Almost 5th - he's JEFF, I'm GEOFF (or as I like to say Jeff with a G)

confusing isn't it?

but I have one too, almost exactly like it

Cool watch Jeff!

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted December 22, 2011 - 3:06pm

lol, Jeff.

My bad.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 3:17pm

 It's All good... thanks for the info Gents!

Posted December 23, 2011 - 11:26pm


Hi ~ this is Mrs. Daca :)

I thought this watch looked familar, so I did some digging.  We have one exactly like it, too!  Minus the hands & crystal, lol.  I'd like to know what it is as well.

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William Smith
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Posted April 24, 2012 - 2:33pm

Case serial number starts w/ 8.  Patent date 1927. Could be a 1928 unknown.

Posted August 31, 2012 - 8:20pm

I just dug a case exactly like this one out of an old box of junk cases from my friend the son of the old watch maker. Same patent date of 27, case by American Standard. No movement or dial so I am lost as to what it might take for a movement but I suspect a 10AN.Mine has a yellowish greenish crystal on it. No marks on case back but GF on either end of the case.

Posted December 16, 2012 - 6:42pm

Yep, John.  These take a 10AN and by the AD 15Jewel   Which is good as that is the easiest to come by.


I do have another 26 watch arriving this week and will probably get another pair of the long cathedral hands from you.

Posted December 7, 2012 - 11:14am

Jeff, I have Spade and Spear luminous hands to fit the 10AN should you like a pair. PM me if you do and we can discuss it.  Mrs. DACA you can tell the mister to pm me if he is interested in the hands as well.

John JP