Bulova 1929 Garfield

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7 years 1 month
Submitted by Spartcom5 on August 16, 2016 - 1:41am
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
Regular curved crystal
Watch Description

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! 

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

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10 years 3 months
Posted August 16, 2016 - 2:58am

Your watch is Garfield of the year 1929 with movement from 1928, we have a few of similar watches in the database

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12 years 10 months
Geoff Baker
Posted August 16, 2016 - 5:38am

Hello Spartcom5, welcome to myBulova. The I agree with Jaroslav, the watch is a Garfield model, a nice one at that. I think the gold strip on the case back is applied aftermarket and not original.

Here's mine - all refinished...


PS -1927  is a patent date

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10 years
Posted August 16, 2016 - 2:54pm


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7 years 1 month
Posted August 16, 2016 - 4:18pm

If I remove the radium but not redial the watch will I be losing collector value at all? Would like to have it relumed like it looked when it first did, but with safer material of course!