Bulova 1933 Kirkwood

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25.5mm x 19mm roughly
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Case is 26mm x 29.5mm without crown and lugs.

Really sweet getsn and somewhat  big for the time.  Two tone white with yellow gold scrolling. Somewhat a combination of stepped sides and the wavey sides like a ranger but not that either.

You'll notice the back has a defferent serial number starting with a 5.. as opposed to the inside corrent date serial.


I don't think I've seen this one in an ad yet?

Could be mistaken for the Sky King by the dabbler but definately not that.

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DennisVA's picture
Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:41am


Hey Plains, Another great watch. I noticed that it doesn't have the Gold content inside the case back?

Does it have an F for filled under the wonderful original bracelet?

The reason I asked is that I have what I beleive to be a 1930 Gladiator that has absolutly no Gold markings anywhere, took it to my friend who is a Jeweler and he put it on his machine and it tested 14K solid gold. Wonder if your's is the same?

Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:47am

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Yeah... there's an F there... hahah.. I always thought that meant FRONT... cause it's where the case opens.  Silly me.  Hrmm... I dunno man.  That would be awesome! 

Though looking at my picture of the back.. looks like that upper lug might have wear through to the brass?

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 1:04am



Oh yea, I see that now. Didn't see it before you pointed it out.

But it is a great watch as are aaaallll the others you have on this site.

Posted February 10, 2013 - 1:11am

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Thanks Dennis... I keep the rare ones like this.. and pass on the other ones so I can have money to buy the rare ones like this!  haha...

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 1:42am


I here you, I like to upgrade. When I find a better watch in the same model I will sell the lesser one, (sometimes) HAHA. My wife always say's "how many watches do you need" and I say how many are there?

Geoff Baker
Posted February 10, 2013 - 7:06am

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Great watch Plains. Unknown I think but a great watch none the less.

Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:08pm

Been using that way back machine again huh  Plains?? :-)

Another fab watch my friend. Please lists the cast offs so I can at least own a few better watches.

Wish I could ID this one cause it sure is a dandy. Unknown for now.

Posted February 11, 2013 - 7:37am

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Unknown, although I'm sure we've seen this model before.....Skyscraper comes to mind for some reason.

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 2:24pm

 Skyscraper is not in the ad DB is it?

 New ad from Lisa 1934.

The Kirkwood.

Posted February 11, 2013 - 4:22pm

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Looks alot like it... wish it was clearer