Bulova 1931 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1931
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
4AB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
8246
Case Serial No.: 
1043296
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Watch is 6" including wrist band.  Slight water damage indicated by staining.  Model appears to be "Nancy".  Runs and keeps time perfectly.  Thanks to all of the quick input clarifying these details.  I joined principally to add the 4AB movement to your database, as I could not find it through search and thought it might be of value to other site users.

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Providence360
Posted April 21, 2013 - 12:55pm

If you know model or exact mfgr dating please share.  I am guessing Princess model?

bourg01
Posted April 21, 2013 - 1:29pm

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Much older than the 40's. I'm thinking more like 1929 based on the style of the watch and the shield date code on the movement. If it is my eyes and the symbol is the Omega, then the date would be 1930  in a 1931 casr which would not be unusual. The band would have been changed at least once if it was worn alot.

Looks very similar to to the Nancy shown here. http://www.mybulova.com/vintage-bulova-watch-ads?title=193

 

Providence360
Posted April 21, 2013 - 7:27pm

Thanks for quick response.  Details were updated.  Band actually looks like "Nancy" model in catalog.

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William Smith
Posted April 21, 2013 - 1:46pm

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Are we seeing an Omega and a shield on the movement?  Omega 1930 more likely than 1940.  Case Serial number suggests 1931 case date.  Square shield would suggest 1931.  Other shield is 1929.

Providence360
Posted April 21, 2013 - 7:28pm

Thanks.  I saw the Omega for 1930 and 1940 and the band looked like 1940 so went conservative on guess.  It does look like the "Nancy" model and band looks exact or real close.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 21, 2013 - 1:52pm

'31

Providence360
Posted April 21, 2013 - 7:28pm

Thanks for quick response.  Have updated the info.

JP
Posted April 21, 2013 - 4:21pm

Panel Member

ditto Mark

Providence360
Posted April 21, 2013 - 7:29pm

Thanks for quick response.  Always good to have confirmation of info.

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 21, 2013 - 6:39pm

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Based on an ebauche by Peseux, the 90, Doc says it was made before '32.

Used by many notable makers, including Blancpain (Rayville) and  LeCoultre-Piaget. I wouldn't be surprised to see it pop up under other luxury brand searches, although I just went through quite a few and found nothing further.