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Bulova 1929 Templan

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Bright finish case dated 1924.

N.O.S. Glass Crystal fitted 4/2011.

Rare 15 Jewel 13AF

Non - running and under restoration.

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1929 Bulova watch
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Posted November 22, 2010 - 3:31am

Thanks, MARK!

(I actually didn't have that crystal ID denoted!!)


:- )  Scott

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 25, 2010 - 6:29am

Don't get too overly exited Scott, the glass needed a fraction of a mm shaved off one end to fit. Not sure if it's a manufacture varient in the glass itself, the case, case distortion ? fits everywhere else and the amount to come off is so small it's barely metionable, but just enough to hang it on the outer bezel. Warming the case didnt help either.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 13, 2011 - 1:15pm


What are your plans for the dial configuration. I have a 1930 Lone Eagle series II with the 13AFmovement that has rectangle minute track on a tonneau case. Normally Bulova Minute tracks & seconds bits mimick the shape of the watch. Have you seen any more 1926 to 1930 tonneau shaped Bulovas configured like this?

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 3:40pm


I haven't given it any thought until You mentioned it. - This is one that gets no attention.

I don't know?

The Movement and Dial configuration is what came in the Watch and looks original from what I can tell but I see the track variation now compared to the ad on file.

The only other I have seen is Your LE that look original. One or two Frankenbullys here and there but the difference is blatently obvious on those. Wrong Hands etc.

This Dial is not very wide, nor is the Case, it's a small Watch compared to the LE and Banker style tonneaus'.


? ....I'm not going to change it.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 13, 2011 - 4:51pm


It sure looks like it came that way. I have acquired another LE II series & am going to keep this one as is. I often wonder why Bulova developed the tonneau shaped 13AF movement and only used it on a couple of watches that i've seen. If Bulova had chosen 13AFinstead of the 10AN, there would have been no need for the step side watches of the 1930s.


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Reverend Rob
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Posted March 25, 2012 - 11:56pm

My guess is that FHF stopped production of the 8044, or it became unavailable to Bulova for any number of reasons. Bulova did not develop this calibre, which they called the 13AF and 13AE.  Like the FHF calibre 29, they seem to have disappeared as the 30's wore on, or perhaps they were used only on certain other watch brands? regardless, Bulova seems to have gone to the round movts, necessitating the stepped cases, as you say. There's a story here, I wonder if we will ever know. 

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 6:15pm


Production of the 13AF was short lived.

Cost to produce vs the 10AN or reliability issues (?) would be a guess but You're correct the 13AF would have practically dropped right into the 30's style Cases.

Good point.

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Posted February 17, 2011 - 11:30am

I notice in the ad on the face below the sub sec is the bottom of the 6, not fully obscured...

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 19, 2011 - 1:29am


Can you tell us why the bottom of the six is showing on the ad & not on the watch?


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William Smith
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Posted March 25, 2012 - 2:42am

Wayne/Shooter.  odd question.  I'd say because they are two different dials.  I'm missing something here- maybe some discussion from another thread around the same time that influnced the question being asked.