Bulova 1931 Ardsley

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Model: 
4AL
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
2860
Case Serial No.: 
1179661
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Unknown 1931 Lady Bulova.  She sports nice little green emeralds in the bezel.  I'm thinking this must have been one of the last ladies watches to be decked out in the colored stones as everything starts to go to a solid case after her.

 

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plainsmen
Posted October 10, 2011 - 11:43pm

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Here's something I thought was cool in a watch nerd sort of way.... extra numbers on the front of the movement.

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William Smith
Posted March 1, 2012 - 8:58pm

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Any ideas on those extra numbers?

mybulova_admin
Posted March 2, 2012 - 6:22am

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Have seen these before on the the dial side of the base plate. Possibly the serial number from the original Swiss factory.

Just a thought.

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William Smith
Posted September 7, 2012 - 12:34am

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...and two sets of stamped number to boot. The larger 7532 and smaller 305 8 (or maybe last charactor is "B").  ...and some service scribe too.  Wonder if there's any difference in "meaning" of these service scribes on dial side of plate vs the case back or usual locations?  ...like spicific for main spring or maybe something to do with the dial?  Hummmm

mybulova_admin
Posted January 7, 2013 - 8:14pm

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As found in a new advert from Lisa Lawrence Andrew, Robert Butler and Will Smith.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1931-2.jpg

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bobbee
Posted January 7, 2013 - 8:17pm

Who's the guy in the middle? lol!

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2013 - 8:34pm

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...and how did my name get in there LOL   Great ads!

mybulova_admin
Posted January 8, 2013 - 12:10am

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oops. my fat fingers :-)

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William Smith
Posted June 25, 2015 - 1:26pm

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Plains, any chance you remember if there were a couple Roman Numerals etched on the dial side of movement block.....perhaps matching the last two digits of case serial number?  I see you have a closeup of dial side with those other numbers on one end. Maybe Roman Numerals etched on other end??