Bulova 1931 Crusador

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AL
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
942950
Case Serial No.: 
1339975
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

15J Swiss

Inside Case Back:
Bulova Quality
Pat. Jan 11, 1927

Case measures 37mm lug tip to lug tip,  27mm wide at crown but not including crown.  Has 16mm lug space.

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DarHin
Posted November 28, 2012 - 3:50pm

'31 based on case # and I believe this is the Crusador/Crusader

'30 ad

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1930-4...

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William Smith
Posted November 28, 2012 - 4:13pm

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Here's a snippet of the 1930 ad for Crusador/Crusader linked above:

Changing the published date of production to 1931 based on case serial number starting with "1"

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William Smith
Posted November 28, 2012 - 4:18pm

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I may have sold this watch years ago, a while after posting this record.  Sold or not, I should have some notes and more pictures of the watch still.  I'll look for them and add what I still have.

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William Smith
Posted December 25, 2013 - 10:52pm

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I still have this watch, and updated some of the pictures today (Christmas). 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 28, 2012 - 5:07pm

"CRUSADOR"

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William Smith
Posted November 10, 2013 - 5:22pm

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Crusador-  Will calls it "not a Templan" what ever that means.....

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 17, 2013 - 7:45am

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bobbee
Posted August 14, 2014 - 4:05am

Agree with fifth's ID, as the subject does not have the bottom edge of the 6 showing as in the Crusador ad.

Crusader, not Crusador. There seems to be that difference, not much but enough.

Bulova weirdy again.

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bobbee
Posted October 7, 2014 - 1:16pm

Another ad for the Crusader. 1932.