Bulova 1930 Minute Man

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

I have this watch and know nothing about it. If someone has any information on it, would you get back to me at calvinbary@gmail.com? Thanks.

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Stephen Ollman
Posted June 15, 2011 - 4:59am

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Can you post other photos of the watch. Side view, back view, movement if posssible.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 15, 2011 - 9:33am

mid - late 1930's 'MINUTE MAN'

looks like a redial - sub seconds track is non era.

CalvinBary
Posted June 16, 2011 - 12:26pm

Thanks for the help, fifthav. Would you mind dumbing it down for me though? I dont know watches at all. What would a redial be and sub suconds track being non era? What would you think a watch like this would be worth to the right collector? Should it be cleaned up/ refurbished or as is? Thanks again. I Uploaded some new pictures of different views and size of watch

mybulova_admin
Posted June 16, 2011 - 8:52pm

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Minute Man 'C' perhaps

Have a look at:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1938-8.jpg
http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1939-1.jpg
 

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 17, 2011 - 7:28am

CalvinBary,

The Watch Dial has been refinished or 'repainted' at some point in time as it appears non-original. The earliest I have peronally seen the 'open' sub seconds track showing (the small hashmarks around the seconds hand) is on 1950's period pieces which would correspond with the Watches expansion band, which also looks 1950's.
 
Take a look at the seconds Dial  tracks on the Watch ads admin has posted and on other Wtaches in the database for comparison.

 

bourg01
Posted June 23, 2011 - 9:19pm

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Hi Calvin, Fifth has this call right on. Dial has been refinished at some point. The starburst sub seconds is a dead giv a way. That is 1950's style for sure, never used that early. 1930's were framed with the seconds numbered every 10 secs. Still a nice looking watch .

mybulova_admin
Posted June 24, 2011 - 5:50am

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What is the date code on the movement? Its more likely to be a 1940 movement and not 1930.

CalvinBary
Posted June 24, 2011 - 1:12pm

Thank you everyone for your help, I'm not sure the date code on the movement. I'm very ignorant when it comes to watches, sorry.

bourg01
Posted June 24, 2011 - 3:21pm

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I think this is more indicative of the curvex styles of the mid 30's. I'd put it somewhere between 1936 and 1939. Probably a 7AP movement. I've got a few in the works and they are both 7AP, a 1936 and a 1937.