Bulova 1932 Jump Hour

Submitted by jwaf001 on February 10, 2020 - 4:57pm
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This watch was part of my mother-in-law's estate (she passed in 2012 at age 89); we assume that this watch may have been her father's, as it looks to be a 1920s-1930s design (based on the shape of the hour/minutes/seconds numbers.   Any identification help would be very much appreciated.

Unk Bulova - 1920s-1930s? front
Unk Bulova - 1920s-1930s? back
Geoff Baker
Posted February 10, 2020 - 10:17pm

Hello jwaf001, welcome to myBulova. We call this model the Jump Hour. Not being sure how you arrived at a 1929 year I would suggest that is more likely a 1932 model, based on the serial number of the case, I don't think Bulova made this model before 1932. Thanks for sharing it, it's a wonderful heirloom!

1932 Bulova Jump Hour

Posted February 11, 2020 - 1:30am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Geoff, thank you for the information! I picked 1929 out of the air based on the little light that my mother-in-law could shed on it while she was still alive. I had looked through the Bulova adverts that are available on thuds website but was unable to find a match or simiar to it, But, I very much appreciate having the model name so that I can do further research/reading on it.  I wonder, as well, if there are any watchmakers who might be able to restore it to working condition, Again, thanks!  John

Geoff Baker
Posted February 11, 2020 - 9:40pm

John - we have on advert on site showing the model, it's here. Regarding service, where do you live?

Posted February 13, 2020 - 8:48pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Geoff, mostly, my wife and I split time between southern Delaware and south Florida.  John

Posted February 12, 2020 - 3:10am

1932 Bulova Jump Hour it is

Posted February 12, 2020 - 7:32pm

Nice one!

1932 Bulova Jump Hour 

Posted February 13, 2020 - 8:30pm

One model that is always on a collectors wish list....I know it's on mine :-)