Bulova 1930 Apollo

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Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
507023
Case Serial No.: 
9381730
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is very similar to the Richard with the exception that the top and bottom engraving has continuous wheat engraving as opposed to the Richards two Omega symbols at both top and bottom.

The case is hinged and unmarked for metal content in a white metal with a yellow band running the full length of the case on each side of the crystal .

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1930 Bulova Apollo watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted April 18, 2012 - 7:48am

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Possibly a later version of the Edwin.

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William Smith
Posted April 19, 2012 - 12:52pm

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The Edwin, from the clearer 1929 ad below:

 

FYI- The two ads w/ the Edwin are possibly the the exact same ad, with one year being the correct ad date, and the second year being entered incorrectly in the ad DB.  While we can't see the publication date, the ads are identical, and both ads were ran on the same page of publication (page 155 in upper right corner).  See

http://www.mybulova.com/vintage-bulova-watch-ads?title=&field_vintage_ad_models_value=856

If so, now to determine which year the ad ran?

 

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DarHin
Posted November 9, 2012 - 1:55am

It may be an Edwin case but the dial doesn't look as if it is original to the case. Notice how the case encroaches on the 2 3 4 and 8 9 10. Also, the shape of the minute and seconds tracks look more squat as if it were for a slightly wider and shorter bezel.

EDIT - Of course, as soon as I sent the above comment and looked at the ad I noticed that the Edwin case appears wider in the middle than the subject watch.

Daca, can you provide crystal measurements to the tenth of a mm? Thanks.

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William Smith
Posted November 9, 2012 - 4:37am

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yep..it does appear wider in the ad.

Daca102090
Posted November 9, 2012 - 5:05am

I will try to get the measurements in the next day or so.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 9, 2012 - 8:05am

unfortunately the 'EDWIN' does not show the Case horizontal engraving as on Dacas' example.

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bobbee
Posted January 30, 2013 - 6:59pm

The APOLLO, 1932 ad from Lisa.

I remember someone once saying, what has she done for this site? Remember that fifth?

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bobbee
Posted April 28, 2014 - 2:43pm

Still in unknown, should be Apollo.