Bulova 1929 Daphne

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
5AP
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
15639
Case Serial No.: 
8308626
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1929 Daphne

case 1928, movement 1929

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Alex
Posted October 29, 2015 - 4:21pm

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Nice Daphne. I thought we date according to case? Case is from 1928 with New York signature. 

JP
Posted October 29, 2015 - 4:51pm

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Daphne

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 29, 2015 - 8:19pm

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1928 Daphne would be my call. The movt most likely has been replaced.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 30, 2015 - 5:19am

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I love these enameled cases, this one is beautiful. I think it should be 1929 as well, I know the case is '28 but only one year off on the movement makes it a '29 to me.

Daphne.

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William Smith
Posted November 1, 2015 - 2:04pm

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I'm going with 1929 Daphne. Movement jewel count matches, although I don't think we see the 5AP in anything except 15 jewels.

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William Smith
Posted November 1, 2015 - 2:08pm

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Alex, if the case date and movement date are "close" and there's no obvious indication of a movement swap (although this happened often), we date as most recent.  There's the scenario where case was manufactured end of 1928 and not fitted w/ movement until after the holidays.....
...or its a movement swap w/ another 5AP....but our convention is to use the latter date for these instances.

Compare the engravings on the side of subject watch to  Dacca's 1929 example here.