Bulova 1929 Pemberton

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
8 AT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
311137
Case Serial No.: 
9301565
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Purchased from  'jeffnet' 11/2011 -  

Solid 14 K white gold case marked 'Pat June 10,1924'.

Photos updated 11/13/2013

 

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Wayne Hanley
Posted May 1, 2011 - 7:09pm

jeffnet

I don't believe your watch is a Lone Eagle. I invite you to check out the Lone Eagle watches in our database. We also have vintage ads for the Lone Eagle watches. Start at 1927 on thru 1935 and you will see 4 different models. Use the Search tab above for example watches & the Information tab for the ads.

Wayne

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 1, 2011 - 7:44pm

The Case looks like a 1926 'MERCURY' as shown in this 1926 ad

Can't make out the Movement?

mybulova_admin
Posted May 1, 2011 - 9:58pm

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Nope, not a Lone Eagle or a Mercury.

Just how is that small movement attached to the dial? What's keeping it in place?

It's a Pemberton and a very nice example of one as well.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-12-May-1928.jpg

jeffnet
Posted May 1, 2011 - 11:10pm

Thank you for the information about the watch.  It appears that the movement is only being held in place by the watch hands (if that makes sense) and the back of the case has a slightly raised circle that fits around the movement when it is snapped together (I added a picture of this above).  The movement itself is stamped 8AT, swiss unadjusted, seventeen 17 jewels, Bulova Watch Co., 311137.  It also has a "shield" on it.  Any ideas on value?  or what they sell for?

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William Smith
Posted March 31, 2012 - 4:54am

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Nice watch.  Looks like they sold for $50 brand new in 1928

mybulova_admin
Posted May 1, 2011 - 11:27pm

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Any chance of a photo of the inside back case?

Geoff Baker
Posted December 10, 2011 - 9:37pm

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Ad is dated 5/12/1928

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William Smith
Posted October 18, 2012 - 3:27am

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Geoff  Looks like the $50 model was gold filled.  December 1928 ad below.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 18, 2012 - 4:52am

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Will - I just acquired a SECOND Pemberton and it's the GF version. Interesting that is was made in both solid and GF (and they are identical). The GF version has a 17 j 8 AN mvt while this one has an 8 AT. The GF has the style hands shown in the ad while this one has the cathedral style. The GF is also fully attributed to Bulova inside the case back, including the June 10, 1924 Pat Date. I'll add it soon - I think it's in the watch garage for an oil change right now.....

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 4:58am

It looks as if the Watch Owner has the Case and Movement seriel numbers crossed up in the root record.