Bulova 1929 Pocket Watch

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
17AT
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
701890
Case Serial No.: 
8355875
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

Another beautiful pocket watch.... This one is almost perfect with little to no wear.  Look at the back of this... there are some scratches yes, but the vertical machining is still present.

Double date stamp of Crescent and hand stamped Shield puts this at 1929 probably.

I think this one is a 470 series.

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 15, 2018 - 12:25am

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17AT from the Le Phare ebauche. 

You can probably get those scratches carefully removed. I'd say there is a lot of gold fill still there, so re-texturing should present no major issue. 

A crisp and stunning example.

Alex
Posted June 15, 2018 - 3:16am

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I think the serail number of the case starts with an 8 when blowing up the picture. That would make sense with the date codes on the movement. 

plainsmen
Posted June 16, 2018 - 12:45am

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Yup... good catch Alex.  I believe you are right.  I'll update it.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 17, 2018 - 9:14am

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....so with a '28 case and what appears to be a crescent moon, is it 1928?

plainsmen
Posted June 17, 2018 - 10:44am

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Geoff Baker wrote:

....so with a '28 case and what appears to be a crescent moon, is it 1928?

Right after the crescent before the serial number and after the serial number there are two hand jammed date stamps.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 21, 2018 - 10:54pm

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Did you leave this one in your pants pocket and then throw it in the wash....Looks so clean for its age! Also an almost dead-ringer the the 1924 470 model.

One of those mistruck first number things again....Unknown 1928.

Great watch.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 27, 2018 - 2:19pm

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Another amazing unknown.