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Bulova 1938 Knight

9/10 votes
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Cresent Moon

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Federal MT9-245 145

Additional Information

Curved and stepped Case measures 38mm Lug to Lug x 20mm wide non inclusve of the Crown while using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows applied Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova signature, tracks are printed Black. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style and a Gilt Modern style Seconds Hand appears on a Sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

Original 12k Gold filled Bracelet is signed B / R (Bell and Ross)

10/5/2011 - Fully Serviced by Bulova Graduate Watchmaker Mr Richard Hostetler. NOS Federal Glass Crystal and new Crown installed.

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Posted March 4, 2011 - 7:02am

Hey Mark,

A regal and very scarce+ addition to your collection :-) Marlin sent a pair of these "Knights" to England for Philip to restore and resell in 2010... and they were the only two he'd seen on eBay in 5- 6 years, since he started collecting and restoring them! So factoring in the original dial and bracelet = all the RARER, obviously!


KUDOS :-)  Scott



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Posted September 24, 2011 - 11:55am


First I have personally seen since Your initial ID of the Model last Year.

Agreed, scarce.

GS Crystal image provided for Model ID confirmation:

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 7:54pm

Very nice find Fifth, I love it. I don't often like using crystal specs for an ID but I'd say this looks pretty obvious. Fabulous watch!

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Posted October 5, 2011 - 5:14pm

Shawn, agreed! She's a keeper.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 5, 2011 - 5:33pm

Nifty watch. Looks more like a he! lol

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 12:10am

Could use a Dial and some new Hands, at least the new Hands eh kids? ....but they'd stick out like a sore thumb.

Posted March 19, 2012 - 12:49pm

Interesting that both examples of the Knight in the database have a subseconds dial, but there is not one shown in the ad. 

I just picked up a 1939 Knight, and it also has the subseconds, so that's three examples that don't match the ad.

This is not unheard of in the late 1930s.  There are ads showing the President with and without a subseconds, and I have a '38 Breton with a subseconds dial (not shown in the ad).

Posted March 26, 2012 - 3:12am

I have a GS Flexo crystal MY314 if any one needs one.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 9:29pm

 Brunswick, as the Knight has no sub-seconds dial.

Posted January 30, 2013 - 10:31pm


Mark you must stop finding these fabulous watches and tip me off so I can get a few.

Have you by any chance found the American Cllipper engraved case and movement??