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Bulova 1930 Stanford

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 Excellent restoration candidate.

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1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted January 27, 2011 - 6:23am


Highly doubtful this is a 'REVERE' as there are too many variables in the Case and in the Movement:

The 'REVERE'  as advertised appears to have Horizontal detail and the Vertical detail differs completely. Although the Watch below is not considered a 'REVERE' is does give example of the Horizontal and wide Vertical details.

Also the 'REVERE' is advertised as having 15 Jewels. The 10AN showing came in 17J and 21J.


Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 27, 2011 - 6:35am
Mark, the above watch listed by Wayne has a 15 jewel movement, which along with 17J was standard for this period of watch. For my money it's a Revere.
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 27, 2011 - 6:57am

Don't forget these ads weren't always exact to the watch. Many 1920's ads show variations in the drawing to the real thing. It may not be a perfect match to the 'drawing' but it's the closest we have.'s picture
Posted March 5, 2011 - 4:58am

Hmmm... This model's already here, eh? (And yup, it's indeed 15 Js...) Well I "upsized" that low res. ad a bit, to 512KBs... but the Max is 150KBs, so oh well?? LOL... These ads all need to be photoshopped after a joint purchase (vs. just buying watches!) high res. scanned... and then resold, if need be??? I have about a dozen or so that I could "combine ship" to somewhere, IF more funds ads/funds are matched, to source more ads????

"REVERE, 15 Jewels, Radium Dial, (something-or-other?) Engraved..." $14.25.


:-)  Scott


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 23, 2011 - 11:20am


The 'close enough' calls have been disproven on too many occasions now to blame the ads.

IMO the ads are correct - either We have not seen a Watch depicted in a vintage ad or a Watch cannot be found in any.

It is counterproductive to Name a Watch that is 'similar' to an ad, it either is or it is not.



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Wayne Hanley
Posted June 23, 2011 - 3:52pm

IMO the subject watch is a Revere & Admin agrees. It has a Two Star ID rating. I have compared this watch against all known ads & available watches of the 1925 to 1930 era. I believe after much close study, that it cannot be anything else, but a Revere. This is your second opinion on this watch. Your original opinion above is pure obfuscation about the horizontal details of the case (the top & bottom bezels are blank). The movement is 15j 10AN as advetised.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 23, 2011 - 4:47pm

My original response is from January 2011 Wayne, I for one will not go back and edit prior responses to suit ones needs as some have and continue to do.

In Jan of 2011 the higher resolution ad I show in My prior post had not been discovered, Your assumtion that the Watch is a 'REVERE' is based on a low resolution ad that is barely legible. The new ad clearly shows the Watch is not a 'REVERE' but remains an unknown at this time.'s picture
Club 5000
Posted June 23, 2011 - 5:55pm

I agree with Fifth on this one.  Not a Revere as shown in the ad.  Doesn't mean that another ad won't come to light that shows this watch to be a Revere.   The engraving on the bezel is not even close.


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Wayne Hanley
Posted June 24, 2011 - 12:31am

Are you saying I backdated somethin? If so please give me a reference as to a backdated data.

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Posted June 24, 2011 - 3:04pm

Hey Wayne,

I don't think anyone is saying that anything was backdated and contrary to 5th saying 10AN's were 17 and 21 jewels there were a boatload of 15J models made that were earlier. It's a shame that 5th always has something to support his claims to disprove something but has yet to share his library with Admin to post on the site.

Hmmm, Remember the Trojan / Cyrano, Another ad note yet posted here.

I'm still on the fence what this model actually is, Revere?  Maybe "A" or "B" or "C". We all know Bulova adverts rarely provided details such as case/dial  variations though they are known and have been proven to exist in many other models.

I'm a 2.5 of 3 that your right and this is a variant case Revere. 5th, your knowledge and personal library of ads would be far more useful if used to find ID's instead of always trying to disprove someone else's. Why not try finding an ID 1st instead of trying to disprove it with something. One ad does not make a Bulova "Unknown". Try being a little more proactive instead of taking a negative line.