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Bulova 1930 Lone Eagle

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1930

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

13AF

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

703177

Case Serial No.: 

0289652

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Original Dial, Movement has 1929 shield Date symbol, however has 1930 case?

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1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
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William Smith
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Posted January 8, 2013 - 12:50am

I bet the leading "C" in the case serial number is a mis-struck zero (0)

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 8, 2013 - 5:44am

I would agree, making this watch from 1930.

I'm starting to think that the belief behind the first number coinciding with the year of production is 100% as we only ever see the first number often misstuck which might suggest that the other numbers are prestamped when the case is built and then later at some point prior to release the final (first) number is added to indicate the year of release. I'm trying to think why its always the first number that is dodgy, this might be one theory..

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bobbee
Posted January 8, 2013 - 7:01am

I have been saying this for a while now, but nothing has been said about it until now.

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DarHin
Posted January 8, 2013 - 3:42pm

Ditto