Bulova 1928 President
Just picked this one up and wanted to post it, as well as ask a few questions. It just arrived and the pictures are from the eBay listing.
First, the movement is a 17 jewel, 1926 9AN, with a triangle date stamp. It also has an arrow, and I found the prior discussion of 1926 movements with arrows, so I guess it’s a known anomaly http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1926-conqueror-53 The beginning number of the case is an 8, and the case also has the Jan. 11, 1927 patent date on it, so I’m assuming the proper date is 1928, despite the movement dating two years prior. Is that normal? I did find another 1928 President in the database with a 9AN movement, albeit with a 1928 date stamp (crescent) http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1928-president-3395 . Like the other 1928 in the database, mine has a broken hinge too.
Also, the watch came with a case, as pictured. While the seller said it was “original” to the watch, I assume it’s later? 1930 or so? Also, interestingly, the case says “Cased and Timed at Sterling Tower Toronto”. For what it’s worth, according to the Wikipedia article I found, Sterling Tower was completed in 1928. Are there other cases from this period with the Sterling Tower language?
BTW, I also have a nice 1925 President, as well as a 1930 model and a 1932 with the wandering seconds…