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Bulova 1933 Trident

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1933

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10AN

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3166948

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Not sure if the date is 1933 or 1943

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1933 Bulova Trident watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
Daca102090
Posted March 28, 2016 - 2:31am

This will be a Trident model

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 28, 2016 - 5:28am

Hello sdalling, welcome to myBulova. The "X" date code does designate a 1933 production for the movement. We also date pre 1949 cases by their serial number first digit. In the example you have here, the leading 3 also denotes a 1933 production date. If the two differ, we assume the newest year. Your watch appears to be in very nice condition. Here's a link to an original advert.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1933-Bulova-Trid...

As noted by daca above, 1933 Bulova Trident

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted March 28, 2016 - 7:20am

agree with 1933 Bulova Trident

jabs
Panel Member
Posted March 28, 2016 - 12:04pm

+1

Alex
Panel Member
Posted March 28, 2016 - 1:10pm

Trident!

Daca102090
Posted March 28, 2016 - 5:42pm

And the dial and movement look very pristine.

You will almost never see the movements from this time still mirror shiny on those plates.

Great condition!!

Sdalling
Posted March 30, 2016 - 12:03am

Thank you all for the great information. I know nothing about Bulova watches. They certainly  are great watches. I obtained this one plus one other watch last year. I will post the other watch soon.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 30, 2016 - 5:15am

Aha, there's a second Bulova? Be aware of Bulovitis, the dreaded, incurable addiction to vintage Bulova timepieces, it is very contagious. My sympathy to your family.......

Sdalling
Posted May 15, 2016 - 7:25pm

Yes, I am finding Bulovitis very contagious. My grandfather is to blame. My first one was his 1960 Bulova.

JP
Posted April 1, 2016 - 4:46pm

Ditto on the Trident ID