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Bulova 1929 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

5AP

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

18793

Case Serial No.: 

8336664

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

 

I saw this watch go on ebay a few weeks ago.  I did not purchase it, nor do I know the owner of this watch.

I asked the seller permission to post it for database purposes and was given permission to use the information and the pictures.

Really cool late 1920's Lady Bulova with enamel enlay.  I've not seen this one before, nor have I seen an ad for it.

Unknown from me, but really neat anyway.

Here's what the seller described the watch as in the listing:

For auction is a dated April 10 1924 Bulova Deco style watch, Also inscribed on inner case cover is 8336664 and MA314D from best I can see. Inside watch are # 18793, 5AP, Swiss, Bulova Watch Co.Fifteen 15 Jewels.No cleaning or attempt to wind was done. Measures 3/4" x 1/2". Thanks for looking!

 

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1955mercury
Posted February 7, 2015 - 11:06pm

I thought maybe the crystal catalogs would give a name for this one. There can't be that many with a parallelogram shaped crystal. But I couldn't find anything but a Bulova "Cambridge" taking this shape crystal in the G-S and SUC catalogs and it was too large for this watch. Maybe somebody else has some other brand crystal catalogs that will list one with a model name.

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bobbee
Posted February 8, 2015 - 4:44am

Lisa has one from 1928, and a similar one with all black inlay.

She has both crystals down as the fancy G-S F350.

http://m.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1920-1929/a1928-unknown11/

http://m.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1920-1929/a1928-unknown5/

 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 8, 2015 - 6:11am

I was hoping you'd bought it plains.

Unknown, very cool.

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William Smith
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Posted February 8, 2015 - 12:01pm

Nice one.  I've seen a couple of these, or very similar.  Unknown

JP
Posted February 8, 2015 - 2:15pm

Unknown but sooo cool.

 

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William Smith
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Posted August 13, 2015 - 4:55pm

Owner states April 10 1924 date, which I think I'm seeing as the Jun 10 1924 dust tite patent date at very top of case signature picture.  Can't make out if it says Gold Filled or RGP?  

Lisa's two linked examples are both stating Gold Filled and New York.  I'm guessing subject case is also filled. 

I don't recall many examples of diamonds or enameling on RGP cases.  They usually put this "fancy" enameling on gold fill, and usually place diamonds on solid gold....but not always.