Bulova 1930 Round the World

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Model ID rating explained.
1.7625
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Model: 
10 AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
239129
Case Serial No.: 
0420816
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
square 20mm x 20mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I'm not sure what this is.  So far, I can't see a date code.  From the case and 15 jewels, I'm thinking maybe a "round the world"?.  I'm not even sure of the year. I'm guessing based on the movement code and comparing it to others in the database.

If'll go back in to look for a symbol on the movement, but I'm not too optimistic.

Rich 

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rbaines
Posted May 19, 2017 - 6:10am

One thought, though.  If Post didn't  wear this watch on his flight (according to the ads) until mid-1931, could a "round the world" exist in 1930?  I'm imagining an unused movement and case sitting in inverntory, waiting for a purpose.  The "round the world" is concieved in 1931 and these parts, once mated,  meet the specs, are packaged and a "round the world" is born.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 20, 2017 - 6:56am

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My thoughts exactly. By everything we know about the dating, the Round the World model did not exist in 1930.

Daca102090
Posted May 19, 2017 - 6:15pm

That is why I still feel that this would be the Fleetwood.

Although 1930 was during the Depression and I would imagine that watches didn't sell very fast during this period, so watches sitting in the factory or even already out in the jewelry stores could have been then marketed as the newer named model.

 

Bulova was never very straight forward in model nomenclature.

 

That is what keeps us all searching and researching.

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rbaines
Posted May 19, 2017 - 7:13pm

Daca, I think that would be more of a stretch.  One would have to assume that the Fleetwood was still sold in 1930, and had a 15 jewel version.  Currently, the databases on this site (watches or ads) don't show any evidence that any of those assumptions are correct.  Of course, that doesn,t mean they're not, either.

Your comment about the depression lends some credence to the idea that in 1930 parts could have been siting on the shelf, waiting for better times and increased demand.

 

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rbaines
Posted May 21, 2017 - 9:39pm

Would the trademark info I found here have any bearing on this case?

https://www.bizapedia.com/trademarks/round-the-world-watch-71316805.html