Bulova 1930 Lone Eagle

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
13AF
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
703177
Case Serial No.: 
0289652
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Original Dial, Movement has 1929 shield Date symbol, however has 1930 case?

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William Smith
Posted January 8, 2013 - 12:50am

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I bet the leading "C" in the case serial number is a mis-struck zero (0)

mybulova_admin
Posted January 8, 2013 - 5:44am

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I would agree, making this watch from 1930.

I'm starting to think that the belief behind the first number coinciding with the year of production is 100% as we only ever see the first number often misstuck which might suggest that the other numbers are prestamped when the case is built and then later at some point prior to release the final (first) number is added to indicate the year of release. I'm trying to think why its always the first number that is dodgy, this might be one theory..

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bobbee
Posted January 8, 2013 - 7:01am

I have been saying this for a while now, but nothing has been said about it until now.

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DarHin
Posted January 8, 2013 - 3:42pm

Ditto