Bulova 1930 Albert

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
697546
Case Serial No.: 
0037974
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Acrylic, later replacement (25mm x 19mm)
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Watch appears to have original radium dial and hands (light radiation burn marks visible on dial at time of 3:27).  Crystal is a later acrylic replacement, but movement covered by what appears to be the original Bulova acrylic dust cover (now yellowed with age).  Case width 26mm (excl crown),  29mm long (37mm incl lugs).  Hinged case, only marking on outside is 'OPEN' engraved opposite side of the hinge.  Movement punched with the 1930 Bulova mark.  Crown may be later replacement.  Movement overhauled and lubricated, and working well.  

This watch appears to be the 'ALBERT' model as the engraving, case and dial is consistent with that model.  Very few of these models seem to have surfaced.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 26, 2013 - 1:13pm

JP
Posted September 26, 2013 - 1:16pm

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Albert it is.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 27, 2013 - 4:41am

Club 5000Panel Member

What a fine looking watch you have Evitzee, Mike certainly does a nice job doesn't he? Crown is a replacement but looks OK. I see 'open'  on quite a few Bulovas of this era, I wish they'd have put that on all of them, it sure would have saved a lot of case hinges!

Agree with 'Albert' ID. Sock drawers are opening, second one in a month.