Bulova 1931 -Unknown

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A real gem! I call these cases 'hidden lug' even though the lugs are partially visible. This beauty is presented in two tone and is in fabulous condition. Case markings on these cases (I have three versions) are atypical to all other Bulova cases. They have a geometric design as opposed to fish or flowers like most Bulova designs of this period. Also unusual in that the Bulova name is applied in gold instead of painted on. Dial and hands are refinished and relumed. Mesh type bracelet appears to be period to the watch.

I have not found a match yet.

Added 2/23/2016

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Geoffrey Baker 1931 Bulova Unknown Two Tone Hidden Lug 022316
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted February 23, 2016 - 3:13pm

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My other versions

Posted February 23, 2016 - 3:48pm

Shame on you Geoff, you have been using that time machine again haven't you. Beautiful my friend.

Posted February 24, 2016 - 3:54am

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Geoff, relevant advert I also could not find, may be some variant of Bourbon

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Posted March 4, 2016 - 8:45am

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Good looking watch Geoff, I like these two-tone styles

Posted March 4, 2016 - 8:03pm

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Geoff are the internal case markings all the same layout, or do they vary?

Geoff Baker
Posted March 5, 2016 - 10:29am

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They are identical.

Jan. 11, 1927



Gold Filled

New York

Sadly, I recently came across a fourth version but could not come to terms with the owner and missed out on it.

Posted March 4, 2016 - 11:49pm

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Wow... unknown.  Obviously the same 3 tiered case type as the Burbon but totally different markings. 

That's as rare as they come man.... I've never seen one.  Unknown.

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William Smith
Posted March 5, 2016 - 6:11am

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Beautiful but Unknown to me.  I've seent the far right one years ago.... but not this subject beauty

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Posted March 6, 2016 - 2:09pm

signed case?


I thought inner caseback shots were mandatory.