Bulova 1928 Lucille

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
5 AP
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8428727
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Vintage advertisement Dated Dec 1926.

as found.

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simpletreasures
Posted January 21, 2012 - 1:40pm

Nice one, but I'm concerned that the numbers in the ad, specifically the 10 and 2 (both) don't quite match your original dial.  Very disconcerting  ;-)

on a serious note, what do you think happened to the engraving on the bottom and top of the bezel??

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 21, 2012 - 1:44pm

Good question.

Ad is 1926 - Watch is 1928.

I saw a similar discrepency on a late 1920's 'AMBASSADOR', a 1929 ad showed a slightly different Case than a 1930.

Artist rendition ?

NOVA
Posted January 21, 2012 - 1:47pm

Based on the recent "His Excellency C" discussion, it would appear that you also have a problem with the non-matching band.  Could be a different model altogether.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 21, 2012 - 2:05pm

it may very well be Lisa, IMO it's the 'LUCILLE' based on the information at Hand. 

We'll let the panel Members decide a verdict.

NOVA
Posted January 21, 2012 - 2:10pm

Of course we will--no argument against that--with all points considered, i.e., non-matching engraving on the bezel and non-matching band.

Two stars from me.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 2:15pm

The band should have no bearing Lisa as I'm not naming a variant (what is it about this We are not understanding)

2 stars is appropriate considering the descrepency.

NOVA
Posted January 21, 2012 - 2:17pm

WHAT?  You just stated in the His Excellency "C" discussion that the band alone could, and has, indicated an entirely different model name.  You used as an example the Tuxedo and the Craftsman, stating that the only difference between the two models is that one has a leather band and the other a metal.  I take issue with that example; nevertheless, that is what YOU just said earlier today.  

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 2:41pm

allow Me to elaborate.

The 'TUXEDO' - 'CRAFTSMAN' example is from 1948 - Twenty Years post this Watches production.

Variants within Model designs are not seen in print until the mid-late1930's. - The 'AMERICAN CLIPPER' for example comes to mind....

I have yet to see a named variant or identical Model on a different 'mount' being named differently in the 1920's. This Bulova phenom does not occur until the late 30's, as stated above.

My personal stance on a named variant is the Watch would need to match 100% on all points. A 'Variant' thread may be an idea so We can all work through this.

plainsmen
Posted January 21, 2012 - 2:15pm

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I'll give you Lucille on this one Mark.  Unless I get mad at you.  Then I'll change it to one.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 21, 2012 - 3:14pm

I think it's the 'LUCILLE' Jerin, durn close.