Bulova 1930 Spencer

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1930
Movement Model: 
9AF
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
0274705
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Written on watch face ~ Bulova  Swiss.  Written on inside of back cover ~ Pat. June 10, 1924  Bulova  14K Gold Filled  New York  C274705.  Written on watch mechanism ~ 6 Adjustments  21 Jewels  Bulova Watch Co.  9AF.  Written on watch band ~ Maxim Pat. Pendg.    I searched the ad data base and could not find although the 1930 President and Ambassador look close ads were not clear enough to confirm either way.

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Jim Townsend
Posted June 14, 2014 - 4:37am

Just won this beauty with original band box and watch case. So excited cant wait to get it.

JP
Posted June 14, 2014 - 5:21am

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Another super find Jim. They just keep comming to you don't they.

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bobbee
Posted June 14, 2014 - 5:21am

Great catch Jim!

Looks like the Spencer, but that has 17 jewels, and we don't see ads for it until 1928/29.

Gorgeous.

Jim Townsend
Posted June 14, 2014 - 5:27am

Thanks guys i cant wait to get it in my hands....:-)

Jim Townsend
Posted June 15, 2014 - 5:12am

This kinda looks like my Sky King i have. I have found nothing like this in the ad database.

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bobbee
Posted June 15, 2014 - 6:26am

Spencer, 1928/9 in the ads DB.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1928-AD11.jpg

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1929-Bulova-16-N...

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1929-bulova-ad-2...

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1929-Bulova-ad-4...

 

Yours is simply a dial variation, seen a lot in the late 1920's/early 1930's.

Although the jewel count is different and the bracelet too.

No biggie.

 

"Sky King"??. Nothing like a Sky King Jim! :-)

 

Edit- Looking again, there are some subtle differences.

Notice the lugends? Different shape and some off-set engraving on the tips.

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Here is one in the DB from 1929

 

Exactly like yours Jim, except it has a radium dial.

Jim Townsend
Posted June 15, 2014 - 11:07am

Sweet it looks to be all original as it has the case box and bracelet. whats your thoughts Original?

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William Smith
Posted June 15, 2014 - 2:18pm

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Nice watch Jim.  Checking the linked ads Bobbee placed above.

Good catch Bobbee on the lug differences in the 1929 Spencer in the watch database. I agree there are differences in the lugs in that record.  I don't think the linked record is the Spencer, and I'm not sure Jim's is either.

Jim Townsend
Posted June 16, 2014 - 4:42am

I dont belive it to be a spencer i may be wrong looks differnt. Did the spencer have a hinged case. This as you can see has the hinged case and i think it may have had a dust cover over the movement that looks to be missing. As i am not well educated in the names i collect what i like on looks and this watch looks awesome so i bid and won this beauty. Would have paid more i think if were on ebay, lucky me it was not :)

Geoff Baker
Posted June 17, 2014 - 5:15am

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Jim - Once you have this one in hand can you get an update on the model year? It's a nice looking watch, I'm not sure it's a 1924.