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Bulova 1931 Yacht Club

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Manufacture Year: 

1931

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

9AF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

466603

Case Serial No.: 

1273834

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

28.2 X 16

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This one is a 1931 Bulova and that's about all I know about it. The movement is a 9AF and it has the "shield", "omega" and "F" stamped on it for date codes. The crystal is not the correct one. It's the right size, but doesn't have the right curvature. I think the correct crystal is a G-S MX458, but I didn't have one. Something I have observed that has me puzzled, Bulova likes to use "666" a lot in serial numbers. Even some of their water-proof models say to a depth of "666".

Nothing stamped on the outside of the back and nothing to show case metal content.

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Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 5, 2014 - 6:40am

Unknown, I've seen this one in white and yellow. Here's his brother: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-unknown-2501

 

 

jabs
Panel Member
Posted December 5, 2014 - 7:01am

Geoff link don´t work :(

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 5, 2014 - 6:25pm

Fixed

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1955mercury
Posted December 5, 2014 - 6:39pm

That's the same model. At least we know that it came in white and yellow. That's more than I knew before.

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bobbee
Posted December 5, 2014 - 7:37am

Nice watch, A.

Unknown.

 

"six hundred, three score and six"

The number of the best!

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Reverend Rob
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Posted December 5, 2014 - 11:19am
 

666 feet was what they used before adopting the 200 metre depth rating. 

666 ft= 202 m

Interesting. I had a watch recently that was triple date stamped, it had the Omega on the plate under the barrel, which is odd. 

Unknown for now.

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 7, 2014 - 6:49pm

 

Unknown for me as well.

666 on later waterproof models was the depth rating for 666ft.

 

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1955mercury
Posted December 7, 2014 - 7:19pm

I knew that Admin. It's also the mark of the beast in the Bible. It's a Satanic taboo number.

JimDon5822
Posted March 25, 2018 - 10:46pm

I believe this is also the Yacht Club but in yellow gold.  Just more worn so the angular lines are more rounded.  

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Reverend Rob
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Posted March 26, 2018 - 11:52am

It does look like the Yacht Club. 

$50 is almost $800 in today's money, with approx. $100 a month payments. There are jewellers who still do this.