Bulova 1929 -Unknown

Submitted by Geoff Baker on July 3, 2012 - 1:43pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Watch Description

 1929 Bulova "Intrigued". As I have stated in the past, every watch that lives at my house must have a name. I choose "Intrigued" based on a post from Lisa (Nova) some time back in which she stated she was 'intrigued' by another example of this watch. Inside case back is marked B.W.C.C. Conqueror. Wristacrat bracelet, marked Lustern Quality has a deployment clasp and serves to make this unusual watch even more "Intriguing". (Greg - you KNEW this fine bracelet would have a special watch pared to it - didn't you?)

This is one a precious few 10 AN's known made with a sweep second hand.  PROUDLY Added 7/3/2012 Photos Update 05/15/2023

1929 Bulova Unknown Geoffrey Baker 1 05/15/2023
1929 Bulova Unknown Geoffrey Baker 2 05/15/2023
1929 Bulova Unknown Geoffrey Baker 3 05/15/2023
1929 Bulova Unknown Geoffrey Baker 4 05/15/2023
1929 Bulova Unknown Geoffrey Baker 5 05/15/2023
1929 Bulova Unknown Geoffrey Baker 6 05/15/2023
Posted December 3, 2012 - 5:31pm

Hi, Geoff...I have another example of this watch, identical, but with luminous dial and hands (and, alas, no bracelet).  Thought you might be interested that the case marking BWCCo is listed in "Trademarks of the Jewelry and Kindred Trades".  It is for the Brooklyn Watch Case Company.

William Smith
Posted February 4, 2013 - 2:10pm

In reply to by BobT

I've seen more than one of these (or very similar) Brooklyn Watch Case Company cases housing Bulova.  I remember someone asking if the"B" in BWCCO in the "bone symbol" could have been Bulova.  Several years ago, this was a great question.  

Posted February 4, 2013 - 4:28pm

Methinks these are doctor's watches. You watch the seconds hand passing over the divisions and work out the BPM whilst taking the pulse.There must be some kind of "formula" for it?

Just a guess.

William Smith
Posted February 6, 2013 - 3:13pm

In reply to by bobbee

Thanks for reminding me of that thread/discussion.  Lisa and others note- paraphrased- "there's more than one of these out there now"...
Among other things in this thread, I see a watch case Fifth posts which has both Bulova AND L. Co. on the inside (and two different patent dates).  Didn't we recently have another L. Co. case under consideration which didn't have the Bulova stamp?  That linked thread is closed to new comments, but is worth a re-read.  

Posted January 8, 2015 - 9:50pm


I think we established that  B.W.C.Co stands for Brooklyn Watch Case Company. I still wonder if these where genuine Bulova releases or from a batch produced and sold by a subsidiary company. Or are we simply seeing Bulova partner or trial with another casing company.

Great watches all the same!


Posted January 9, 2015 - 4:39am

Good find Jerin!

Hope to see it posted. I always thought these are legitimate Bulova, the company used quite a lot of different cases made by other companies. Those dials, the movements, the style, all say Bulova to me.

William Smith
Posted August 16, 2015 - 2:37am

I checked out that post on WUS.  That movement is dated to 1930 (omega).  The case says only Bulova Quality (and has a serial number which is obstructed in the photos, and it looks like its the first digit that's obstructed).  Can't date the case on that one w/o first digit of case SN.

The three B.W.C.Co examples we have on site are all housing 1929 10AN's.  The six digit case SN's used can't be used for dating.  

It kinda looks like- when we consider the 1930 WUS example- the several 1929 examles we have on site in non-Bulova cases hallmarked BWCCo may have morphed into a model cased by Bulova in 1930.  If BWCCo when out of business in 1929, they would not be producing this case in 1930.

We see too many 1929 examples for them to be one-off's IMO.   While we don't have a model name for either the 1929 BWCCo or the 1930 Bulova example, I doubt we will ever have a Bulova model name for the 1929 non-Bulova.  We just haven't found an ad or documentation naming the 1930 Bulova model-  yet.