Bulova 1930 Richard

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Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10 AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
0179288
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 27mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

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William Smith
Posted April 13, 2012 - 5:11pm

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How did we decide the Richard had the yellow gold inlay on verticle bezel?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 13, 2012 - 5:27pm

Good question, We didn't.

The Watch matches the other 2 listed as the 'RICHARD' in the database.

The discrepency I see is the Omega symbols on the Bezel horizontals are reversed from how they are depicted on the advertised 'RICHARD'. All 3 examples show this and all 3 match the ad on all other points.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 27, 2012 - 10:32am

Could this newly discovered ad be the reason Our 'RICHARD' database examples do not quite Match the ad?

NOVA
Posted May 27, 2012 - 11:04am

I'm sure that you can offer a clearer explanation for what you believe an ad for an Ambassador (which you claimed in another thread really shows a Lone Eagle) has to do with the Richard--either the ads or the supposed examples.

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DarHin
Posted May 27, 2012 - 12:17pm

The subject watch's dial does appear to more closely match the Ambassador ad on 2 points.

1- The Bulova signature does not appear to line up with the bottom of the 10 & 2 as in the Richard ad.

2- The overall shape of the dial appears more elongated compared to the Richard.

Granted, both ads are artist's renditions and the case details are not clear in the Ambassador ad.

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DarHin
Posted May 27, 2012 - 12:20pm

Neither ad mentions a 2-toned case.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 27, 2012 - 12:33pm

I'm searching for a reason as to why the 'OMEGA' symbols are reverse on the Watch examples from what is shown in the 'RICHARD' ad.

Artists rendition is the current assumption.

no biggie