Bulova 1929 Templar

11/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.55
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Model: 
8AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
21689
Case Serial No.: 
9612576
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

In rough shape, but the Templar is scarce & worth restoration.

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
vintagebulova.com's picture
vintagebulova.com
Posted June 13, 2011 - 2:49pm

Club 5000

Nice watch but I don't think it's a Mercury.   Check the lugs.

Jay

blog.antiquebulova.com

 

GVP
Posted June 13, 2011 - 3:55pm

 I agree Jay. The mercury appears to have streamlined short 'solid lugs' and the subject watch has lower set soldered lugs by the looks of it

Wayne Hanley's picture
Wayne Hanley
Posted June 13, 2011 - 3:23pm

Jay

Side-by-side comparison with Lisa's Mercury look like the same lug design, miter corners, same angles, etc.

I can't load pictures to any comments block or I would show the compare pics.

What would you suggest it is other than a Mercury? 

 

vintagebulova.com's picture
vintagebulova.com
Posted June 13, 2011 - 4:10pm

Club 5000

Yes, they are both the same, neither matches the ad.  I have no idea what it is.

Jay

blog.antiquebulova.com

 

Wayne Hanley's picture
Wayne Hanley
Posted June 13, 2011 - 5:30pm

So what we have here is two watches that don't agree with the ad. I don't see another Bulova tonneau with the shape of the Mercury in any of the ads. I have added a picture with the ad watch in the vertcal position that may enhance recognition. Ya recon the ad could be inaccurate?  

 

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 16, 2011 - 1:35pm

'TEMPLAR' without doubt a 100% match.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 16, 2011 - 2:10pm

'TEMPLAR' Wayne, not 'TEMPLAN'

lol

Wayne Hanley's picture
Wayne Hanley
Posted September 16, 2011 - 2:37pm

I changed it 3 times, it didn't take!

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 16, 2011 - 2:41pm

takes a while.

3 Stars.

bobbee's picture
bobbee
Posted July 24, 2012 - 9:21am

The case serial no. would date this watch to 1929, and as such would be the "Templan" as in the 1929 ads and the watch name DB.

Bob.