Bulova 1930 Sky King

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
634994
Case Serial No.: 
0403200
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Update 10/10/2015 - Ownership transfer - 

Photos Updated 2/17/2016

Here's a family photo of my Sky King collection:

Following are the original comments as entered by brother plainsman

[Well ladies and gents, I haven't been as excited for a watch to arrive as this one in a looooong while.

When I saw it I about choked.... everything looks absolutely legit to me.  Case and movement match.

I have no idea if this was a "prototype" Sky King or maybe they made a super short run and this is the first one we've seen.

Original matching two tone MAXIM bracelet.  It almost seems NOS.... or sock drawer candidate.

I believe we've got here a (wait for it....) ULTRA RARE!!  Bulova wandering seconds Sky King! ]

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JP
Posted March 12, 2015 - 6:14pm

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Well swat my fly, I do believe you have a winner. Great find Plains.

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1955mercury
Posted March 12, 2015 - 6:56pm

I'll trade you my younger sister for it Plainsmen.

plainsmen
Posted March 12, 2015 - 7:13pm

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Is she #1 sister? :P

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1955mercury
Posted March 12, 2015 - 7:18pm

Not sure what that means. She's the only sister I have.

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William Smith
Posted March 12, 2015 - 10:22pm

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Very nice.  Love that bracelet.  I sure don't remember seeing an ad for this beauty!

Paleotime
Posted March 12, 2015 - 11:04pm

I was one of those that pushed up the price on you...congrats...you out gunned me on that one.

plainsmen
Posted March 13, 2015 - 9:57am

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I didn't get it for what the end of that auction says... I had accidentially jacked up the auctions by sniping 2x... essentially I outbid myself. =(  Otherwise I would have had it for the 138... 

After calling the seller... conversating a bit and negotiating, I ended up getting it for about half that final bid.  That being said... someone (one of our guys?) was whispering in her ear telling her all about it and how it was super rare and shouldn't go for less than X amount.  It was frustrating.  She originally didn't even have it listed as a "Sky King", but someone was a babbermouth.

jabs
Posted March 13, 2015 - 5:07am

Panel Member

beautiful piece

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bobbee
Posted March 13, 2015 - 7:01am

Beeyootiful!

 

 

donegd
Posted March 13, 2015 - 7:24am

That is one beautiful watch plainsman,  im as jealous as hell :-)