Bulova 1931 Rona

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
6AF
Movement Jewels: 
7
Movement Serial No.: 
139930
Case Serial No.: 
1071144
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Picked this one out of a flea market junk box about 3 hrs prior to posting. Needs to be serviced, balance appears good. Interesting hinged case with wire lugs and engraved face. No exterior case markings but marked with S/N and "Bulova Quality" on inside. Replacement band is a Kestenmade. Jewel on crown has the tip broken off. I am pretty sure this is a 1931 Rona. Based on the 2 ads I reference (both dated 1931), there appears to have been more than one variation of Rona in 1931. The "slave bracelet" version 42019F had interesting band ends that matched the case, the "tubular band" model is  pretty much a dead match to subject watch. If this is indeed a 1931 Rona, it's a first for this model variant in the database.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 1, 2017 - 4:56pm

It's kind of hard to tell in the photos; numerals and "Bulova" on dial are raised gold.

Alex
Posted October 1, 2017 - 8:56pm

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A Rona it is!

jabs
Posted October 2, 2017 - 11:24am

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+1

Geoff Baker
Posted October 3, 2017 - 6:08am

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Hello Rona