Bulova 1932 Jump Hour

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Model: 
10an
Case Serial No.: 
102781
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I know very little. The original owner died in 1970 and gave this watch to my Father in the 1960's.  I do not know how to open it or set it.  It works but needs cleaning.  

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Bulova watch
sabrinabarton
Posted December 26, 2012 - 7:52pm

This watch was given to my Father.  I do not know anything about it and have not opened the case.  I can only see the one number on the back of the case.  It's very unusual.

plainsmen
Posted December 26, 2012 - 9:10pm

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Hey guy... this is a pretty sought after watch.  It's a gold plated Bulova "Jump Hour".  They were produced in the early 1930's and are a super neat collectors watch.  Looking at your case here I'd estimate maybe 1932 for your watch.

There are a couple different variations as you can see from a post I had earlier about the model...

http://www.mybulova.com/node/2940

Parts are pretty hard to come across but if you end up getting if fixed up, you'l have a great piece of working Americana on your hands!

Congrats!  Great piece.

 

JP
Posted December 26, 2012 - 10:52pm

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I am not sure but I think Sabrina is a ladies name. It is most definitely a beautiful watch and definitely should be restored to it's original condition and worn with pride. If you should decide you want to sell it please PM me at JP on the message tab.

John JP

sabrinabarton
Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:00pm

Yes it is a ladies name and thank you I will message you if we decide to sell.  I did not know what the watch was, but I was sure it was special and not like anything I had seen before.  I collected ladies watches when I was younger.  

plainsmen
Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:06pm

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Sorry.. heh.. imagine that.. a real name in the handle.

Dandydude
Posted November 21, 2015 - 12:25am

I have a beautiful, good running 1932 Jump Hour with the 13AT rectangular movement if you are seriously interested in one.

Mike 985-705-7889

Janet
Posted December 27, 2012 - 2:38am

My name is real - that is a really great watch - I would love one of these, but they are so rare to find in any condition.

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dennis-waden
Posted December 27, 2012 - 2:07pm

very nice watch !! ;)

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William Smith
Posted December 27, 2012 - 2:14pm

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is this the jump hour case that takes the 10 versus the 13 movement? was the 10AN movement a guess based on the case?

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William Smith
Posted December 27, 2012 - 2:19pm

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... and should the production year be 1931 based on the case serial number?