Bulova 1929 Crusador

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AL
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
917951
Case Serial No.: 
9386045
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
B*B T2485 223
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hinged Case measures 37mm lug to lug x 27mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial shows Radium numerals, register and Bulova signature are printed Black. Hour and Minute Hands are Cathedral style and a sweep Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

A dust shield and retainer appears over the movement.

Caseback is stamped as shown.

vintage ad Dated 1930.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 16, 2011 - 3:31pm

Fifth

Templan with 10AN have thin bezel:

Templan with 13AF have thicker bezel:

I think both versions here are 1930

Learn something everyday with Bulova!

 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 16, 2011 - 11:12pm

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Bulova Templan

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 17, 2011 - 8:38am

admin,

Note the Case width across the face at the Crown and the curved lugs.

 

Not the same as the unknown.

Unknown has a 10AL movement.

Wayne,

These can't both be a Templan (?)

 

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 17, 2011 - 3:53pm

Fifth

I wouldn't say can't on this one! An alternative would be Templan Skinny & Templan Fat. LOL

Wayne

mybulova_admin
Posted February 18, 2011 - 4:13am

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The case design is exact. What is the issue?

It's a later model Templan.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 22, 2011 - 2:41pm

Templan it is.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 23, 2011 - 9:33am

2nd Version below also dated 1929 - narrower Case with identical engraving ,15 Jewel 13 AF.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 1, 2012 - 5:23pm

ID to be changed to 'CRUSADOR'

'TEMPLAN' is the skinny Case.

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William Smith
Posted September 1, 2012 - 5:29pm

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...this demonstrates the utility of case measurements in the root record.  Great find.  I've got what we thought was a Templan.  Don't know if I included case measurements, but I'll make sure mine is in the database and add case measurements if they are not there already.  I think mine is the wider version of the two....so that would be the Crusador...  Good stuff!

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Posted September 1, 2012 - 5:42pm

We do the very best We can do with the information at Hand.....what a difference a Day makes.