Bulova 1930 -Unknown

Submitted by crashall23 on March 13, 2011 - 4:42am
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The only thing that made me think it may not be a 1930 lone eagle is the engraving/scrolling at the top and bottom of the case does not appear to be the same as the lone eagle. Any ideas?

crashall23 1930 Bulova Unknown 01 20 2014
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Posted March 13, 2011 - 5:50am

The Tonneau shaped case design is most similar to the 1927/8 "TREASURER," from the ads I have, from that timeframe... The 1928/9 "BANKER" is also very similar case... but apparently wasn't an "engraved" model...

The 1929/30 "Lone Eagle II," sports a narrower Tonneau shaped case, BTW... 

See the '28 Treasuer, hereafter:  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1928-treasurer-1784


Best :-)  Scott

Wayne Hanley
Posted March 13, 2011 - 5:18am


Measure the case at the middle & don't include the crown.

Measure the length of the case in the middle - disregard the lugs. It looks to be about the size of a Banker. 27.0mm Wide x 28.5mm Long

Posted March 13, 2011 - 3:18pm

It seems to measure 28 mm x 28 mm. I also noticed the number 6 is not on the watch face at all. on the treasurer and banker the bottom of the number 6 appears below the second hand dial.

Wayne Hanley
Posted March 13, 2011 - 4:57pm


All of the other tonneau shaped cases measure out to be 30.0mm L x 26.0mm W (no lugs-no crown). I havn't seen an engraved Banker yet, but they may exist. I'd say it's rare, but everything that I have called rare seems to turn another like item up in a few days. LOL


Posted January 20, 2014 - 6:52am

still 'UNKNOWN' although I'd like to have it.

Nice one.

William Smith
Posted August 6, 2015 - 7:19pm

Do we recognize this engraving/ case yet?  Wondering if its a non-Bulova case?  OP states case does have a seven digit case SN, if that helps....

Movement pic looks to be 15 jewels...

William Smith
Posted August 6, 2015 - 9:50pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks Geoff.

EDIT:  I think this movment is a seven jewel like your linked example above.