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Bulova 1931 Ardsley

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1931

Movement Symbol: 

Square Shield

Movement Model: 

4AL

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

2860

Case Serial No.: 

1179661

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Unknown 1931 Lady Bulova.  She sports nice little green emeralds in the bezel.  I'm thinking this must have been one of the last ladies watches to be decked out in the colored stones as everything starts to go to a solid case after her.

 

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plainsmen
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Posted October 10, 2011 - 11:43pm

Here's something I thought was cool in a watch nerd sort of way.... extra numbers on the front of the movement.

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William Smith
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Posted March 1, 2012 - 8:58pm

Any ideas on those extra numbers?

mybulova_admin
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Posted March 2, 2012 - 6:22am

Have seen these before on the the dial side of the base plate. Possibly the serial number from the original Swiss factory.

Just a thought.

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William Smith
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Posted September 7, 2012 - 12:34am

...and two sets of stamped number to boot. The larger 7532 and smaller 305 8 (or maybe last charactor is "B").  ...and some service scribe too.  Wonder if there's any difference in "meaning" of these service scribes on dial side of plate vs the case back or usual locations?  ...like spicific for main spring or maybe something to do with the dial?  Hummmm

mybulova_admin
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Posted January 7, 2013 - 8:14pm

As found in a new advert from Lisa Lawrence Andrew, Robert Butler and Will Smith.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1931-2.jpg

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bobbee
Posted January 7, 2013 - 8:17pm

Who's the guy in the middle? lol!

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William Smith
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Posted January 7, 2013 - 8:34pm

...and how did my name get in there LOL   Great ads!

mybulova_admin
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Posted January 8, 2013 - 12:10am

oops. my fat fingers :-)

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William Smith
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Posted June 25, 2015 - 1:26pm

Plains, any chance you remember if there were a couple Roman Numerals etched on the dial side of movement block.....perhaps matching the last two digits of case serial number?  I see you have a closeup of dial side with those other numbers on one end. Maybe Roman Numerals etched on other end??