Bulova 1933 Envoy

Submitted by Janet on December 23, 2013 - 9:22pm
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Crystal Details
22mm Square - domed glass
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Crystal broken, but I do have it.    Runs very well.   Silver lumed dial and Cathederal like hands?

Dished case back??


I think this is an Ambassador - MyBulova advert 2 of 36 right hand bottom corner - but will leave that up to you???

Edit:  Movement serial No on closer inspection looks to be 229730 and the Case No is 3002379.

Will post more pictures once I can take better ones that show the numbers.


Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
Posted December 26, 2013 - 9:46pm

Ahh - now I understand a little about case dates - thank you

I am glad to call this watch what ever you think it is.

Posted December 26, 2013 - 10:10pm

Janet I have the minute cathedral hand you need and a big thanks to Geoff for letting you know. Just PM me at JP.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 27, 2013 - 5:43am

I'm good with Envoy too,at this point it makes sense.

Posted December 27, 2013 - 12:25pm

technically 'NON CONFORMING', but being it's Christmas:

1933 'ENVOY'

William Smith
Posted December 27, 2013 - 7:42pm

So based on Mr Wayne's 1933 watch ID'ed as Envoy here http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1933-envoy-2551  perhaps the Envoy changed style during 1933?  The supporting ads in the link above are 1934.  
Perhaps Wayne's watch (linked above) was something other than an Envoy in 1933 and is mis-ID'ed?  Sure looks like Janet's case is an Envoy. 

Posted December 27, 2013 - 8:20pm


I believe in 1933 Waynes' example (linked above) was the 'AMBASSDOR', ironically.

ad Dated 1934

William Smith
Posted August 12, 2015 - 4:20am

Case serial number dates this watch to 1933, as discussed.  Updated from 1927 manufacturer date to 1933.  Mvnt swap noted in discussion.  Case signature looks to be "Bulova Quality" w/ Jan 11 1927 patent date.