Bulova 1931 Sky King

7/10 votes
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Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Square Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
657606
Case Serial No.: 
1183299
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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JP
Posted March 18, 2013 - 11:58am

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Have you checked the "unknown" data base for this one. I am pretty sure we have at least one of this one in there and I don't know if it has ever had an advert found to ID it. Very nice watch and well worth getting it serviced and cleaned up. It has had a hands change, should be cathedral hands.

JP

timothydhall
Posted March 18, 2013 - 2:35pm

It doesn't look like any of the unknowns, but it certainly looks very much like some, but not all, of the Sky Kings.

Daca102090
Posted March 18, 2013 - 2:46pm

I am pretty sure that this has been called a "Sky King" here, although there is a little disagreement from a few and the top and bottom horizontals are slightly different from the few ads that have come up.

 

My first impression was Sky King.

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bobbee
Posted March 18, 2013 - 5:17pm

It is a Sky King, and there are some new ads showing this XX engraving, in both ad Databases.

Here is one.

 

    Here is another.

 

        

Geoff Baker
Posted March 19, 2013 - 5:30am

Club 5000Panel Member

At my house this is a Sky king

mybulova_admin
Posted March 19, 2013 - 6:30am

Club 5000Panel Member

Bobbee, it will be interesting to see if the Sky King pictured in the advert shown above sports the top and bottom bands like most other adverts for the SK do.

Doesn't look like it does in this ad and would therefore be the first proving what we have all believed for a while now, that this case version is also the Sky King.

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vintagebulova.com
Posted March 19, 2013 - 6:37am

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I do not believe this to be a Sky King.  In addition to the vertical bands the engraving pattern on a Sky King is "fishes" not x's.

Jay

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bobbee
Posted March 19, 2013 - 8:48am

Blow-up originally shown in GB's two Sky King threads over a month ago.

 

     

 

Blow-up of top ad.  BETTER?

 

 

 Jay, what about the one you have with the XX engraving you have called a Sky King?   : )

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vintagebulova.com
Posted March 19, 2013 - 10:54am

Club 5000

When I sold that watch in 2008 that's what I thought it was, now I know better. 

Jay

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bobbee
Posted March 19, 2013 - 11:04am

But the ads show it IS a Sky King, I have seen other ads with the XX markings, and will try to find them again.