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Bulova 1933 Oxford

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Movement reads: '17 JEWELS', 'SWISS UNADJUSTED', 'BULOVA WATCH CO.'                               Inside case # 3014798    reads :'BULOVA QUALITY'                                                 Outside case # 217381      Back of  metal clasp reads: '1/20-12 K  GOLD FILLED',        BRUNER MADE'.    'B/R'                                                              Band is three seperate leather straps

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Posted March 4, 2011 - 4:15am

Hi Tahl,

That's a very handsome watch! Do you by chance have a way (perhaps Digital Calipers?) to measure the length and width of the crystal, on this timepiece? The case appears to be almost identical to this watch??

Please view:

and also the related crystal specs. I posted in the comments, below...


THANKS :-)  Scott

Posted March 23, 2011 - 6:10pm

Hmmmm. . . it appears that we don't have any support for this ID?  Anyone have an ad that shows a 1933 Gladiator with this case? 

Tahl - can you tell us how you made this ID?

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 6:32pm

Its not 1933. Can you please update this to the correct year.

Posted March 23, 2011 - 6:36pm

Admin -

 I have the same watch (well, the same case, at least), and it too dates to 1933, unless there's some other year associated with the "X" symbol?  I listed mine today under 1933 - Unknown.  Any help identifying would be greatly appreciated.

- Lisa

Posted March 23, 2011 - 6:42pm

Ohhh, I just realized that there's also an "X" for 1943.  Can't believe I missed that!

Posted March 23, 2011 - 6:49pm

Here's an ad for a 1943 Commodore.   Case shape look right, except it doesn't show a recessed crown.

Posted April 22, 2011 - 11:14am

This watch has since been identified as a 1933 Oakley. 

Posted August 14, 2012 - 5:10am

I didn't think the Oakley had numerals. Mine has hash marks.

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:39pm

Not the Gladiator, or the Oakley.

September 1934 ad from Lisa. 

        The "OXFORD".

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Posted April 8, 2013 - 1:57am

Sure looks like the Oxford graphic to me, although I can't read the text very well. I do think i see 21 jewel for Oxford though.