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Bulova 1931 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1931

Movement Symbol: 

Square Shield

Movement Model: 

10AL

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

960403

Case Serial No.: 

1183756

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

The single hinged CASE is stamped 'Bulova Quality and has a 2 tone finish with a plain yellow gold strip to the inside of the engraved bezel.

The case measures 33.7mm lug tip to tip and 26.5mm excluding the crown.

The DIAL appears to be matt silver and is furnished with radium style numerals, a black printed inner square minute track and sub seconds register aalmost obliterating the 6.

The  MOVEMENT has a dual date code of  omega AND Square Shield.

The dust cover and retaining ring are intact

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1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 21, 2015 - 6:19am

We have several of this Unknown in the dB, here's mine:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-unknown-2478

I suggest 1931 date based on the date code and case serial number.

Unknown, a very nice one too.

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 22, 2015 - 2:56pm

Yep I've seen this Unknown for years.  I had one once. Maybe I still do.
Unknown for now.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 21, 2018 - 10:23pm

Possible candiate model identification as the Bulova Chesterfield. This might have been around for a few years, thus the change over in dial style that happened around 1930/1931.

1933 Bulova Chesterfield watch

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted April 22, 2018 - 6:26pm

Good effort, but I don't see a match. Ad doesn't show engraving at top and bottom of case at dial, and engraving appears to be right next to crystal instead of offset with a stripe in between, like subject watch. Based on ad, I would agree the Chesterfield is a two tone; just not this one.