Bulova 1929 Athlete

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.406
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AL
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Movement Serial No.: 
921293
Case Serial No.: 
8203767
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
missing
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case is "rolled gold plate"

Watch dated based on engraved date on back.

Case patent date is Jan. 11, 1927.

Not For Sale
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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 13, 2013 - 8:36pm

ID'd as the 'ATHLETE' http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1928-Athlete-33 (not sure if there's an actual ad for this one).

Watch is 1929.

Nice find!

Geoff Baker
Posted July 14, 2013 - 4:35am

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Agree, Athlete, year should be iupdated to 1929. I like this model a lot. Welcome to myBulova.

JP
Posted July 14, 2013 - 2:21pm

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Athlete.  Will look great when cleaned up.

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alien Ant
Posted July 14, 2013 - 3:00pm

Where is the id from?

mybulova_admin
Posted July 15, 2013 - 4:51am

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From the Complete Watch Price Guide.Bulova Athlete

Have updated the subject watch date to 1928 (not 1935)

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 15, 2013 - 5:21am

~gasp!~

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alien Ant
Posted July 15, 2013 - 5:07am

Great, nice watch too.

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William Smith
Posted January 1, 2014 - 3:32pm

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I changed production date from 1928 (based on case serial number and ad date) to 1929, based on shield date code symbol on movement. 

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William Smith
Posted August 6, 2015 - 5:14pm

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OP states Rolled Gold Plate. Wonder if that's from case hallmarks or an educated guess?