Bulova 1931 Brunswick

Submitted by Wayne Hanley on May 27, 2011 - 7:22pm
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21.0mm x 21.0mm
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Rare Brunswick-I didn't think this watch existed until a member showed me a picture of the real watch. This is the first Brunswick I have seen at auction. This Brunswick has a varient dial with a silver background and hand painted black numbers and tracks, cathedral hands and a raised gilded Bulova logo.

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 2:34pm

Another GOOD FIND, Wayne!


Best :-)  Scott 

Wayne Hanley
Posted July 28, 2011 - 3:31pm

Rating Panel Discussion & Vote Request

I respectfully request a panel discussion on why this 1931 Brunswick is rated at zero stars. Having a hand painted dial varient should not be a reason for a zero stars rating. The Brunswick is very rare & does not deserve a negative rating.

Wayne Hanley
Posted July 28, 2011 - 3:35pm

It appears that the stars were blank when I wrote the above request.

So consider the above as Entered in Error! Thanks

Posted August 30, 2011 - 9:40am

Why isn't this rated 3 stars? I agree with Wayne that just because the dial has been re-done doesn't stop the watch as being correctly ID... This should be 3 stars, IMO

William Smith
Posted March 16, 2012 - 2:25am

Beautiful.  Still two stars?  beautiful watch.

William Smith
Posted July 30, 2012 - 3:04am

1929 Brunswick ad below. Not in ad DB, but in watch record. see record w/ ad below at http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1929-Brunswick-59.

 Second watch record on site w/ Brunswick ad (1929).  Click on graphic to see watch record.

Blurry 1929 Brunswick ad on site: click to see full ad.

1930 Brunswick ad in DB. Click to see full ad.


Posted July 30, 2012 - 3:45am

My vote is Brunswick.

William Smith
Posted July 30, 2012 - 3:53am

Or is watch non-conforming? May depend on our working definition of non-conforming, and the dial.  Is it a variant or a fancy/custom dial added when?  Just curious. 

Reverend Rob
Posted July 30, 2012 - 12:57pm

Brunswick, says I. 

Posted July 30, 2012 - 1:38pm

I simply love the early Art-Deco design of the engraving on this case, which still shows signs of the earlier Art-Nouveau, with the wings and floral/leaf effects as opposed to the later 30's and 40's harder, more formal lines. A very attractive watch, and still a Brunswick.