Bulova 1929 Garfield

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
9AT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
407694
Case Serial No.: 
9178517
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
16.9mm W x 23.6mm L
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1929 Garfield 9AT 17j, bezel engraving pattern is diamonds with two balls between each diamond located on the two vertical strips of yellow gold RGP.  The top & bottom bezel incorporate a Rocky Road design. It needs a glass crystal and a blue steel second hand. Bezel cleaned up very nicely, looks good with that brown mung removed. This is the first Garfield that I have seen other than the ad. And a first for the site.

 Logged In 9.14.2011

Added Crystal Dimentions & Movement Serial No. 10.01.2011

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted September 14, 2011 - 5:00am

Great SCORE, Wayne!

 

Looking forward to matching the glass...

 

:-)  Scott

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 14, 2011 - 5:15am

Nice find.

Would like to see more pics of the actual Watch rather than the ad.

OldTicker
Posted September 14, 2011 - 8:50am

Good one Wayne,

You have a lot to work with on a restoration here...It looks like Bulova changed the dial and hands much like they did on the Sky King's...applied numbers and different hands, and they sure enlarged the sub-seconds on this one!

Is the case hinged??

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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 14, 2011 - 6:31pm

The case is not hinged. Bulova disigners just couldn't make watches to meet the advertising standards! Do you doubt the watch or the ads Ticker? The bezel came up like new. New glass & i'll run out & get some professional pictures taken, or I clean out my storage closet & find my camera, whichever comes first. LOL

OldTicker
Posted September 14, 2011 - 8:35pm

I don't doubt either Wayne,

My thought is along the same line of the Sky King discussion, Bulova updated or refreshed the look of the Garfield (different dial & hands) and never bothered to update the ad.

I would vote this 3 stars.

Greg

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 14, 2011 - 9:10pm

"The case is not hinged"

Wayne,

Broken hinge? From the photogragh the Case looks hinged, or like it should be.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 14, 2011 - 9:14pm

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Lug hole.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 15, 2011 - 3:23am

Good eye!

It looks like this baby had a hingerectomy. Needs a bit manual manipulation to get the case closed firmly.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 15, 2011 - 6:35am

Follow the springbar out on that end admin and the lug hole is visible (barely). The hole highlighted with the arrow is below and inboard from the springbar mounting point.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 2, 2011 - 4:00am

Club 5000Panel Member

I stand corrected. Thanks Fifth.