Bulova 1932 Ranger

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.7625
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
597130
Case Serial No.: 
2185947
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Outside backcase Sr.# 269514

The inside says: Bulova Quality and a Sr.#2185947

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JP
Posted August 19, 2012 - 3:25pm

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Is that a double row of engraving on the verticles??

spiro13
Posted August 19, 2012 - 5:07pm

It is a single row extending onto the lugs.

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 19, 2012 - 6:37pm

Anything inside the Caseback?

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William Smith
Posted August 19, 2012 - 7:15pm

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...also looks like there's a movement serial number.  Kinda looks like the unknow from yesterday, but with mintue track which matches bezel opening/shape.  Wonder if there's an inside case back serial number, as in linked unknown example?

spiro13
Posted August 20, 2012 - 6:41pm

The inside caseback Sr.#2185947 . The ouside caseback Sr.#269541. The movement Sr.#597130.

Tony

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 19, 2012 - 7:33pm

it certainly does Will.

'UNKNOWN'

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William Smith
Posted August 19, 2012 - 7:36pm

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unknown from me

...and both recent examples have dial stamped SWISS

Geoff Baker
Posted August 21, 2012 - 6:11am

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Unknown

plainsmen
Posted August 21, 2012 - 7:18am

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Unknown, again the case looks to be a forerunner of the Ranger.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 23, 2012 - 7:31am

agreed Jerin.

Based on the fact that Bulova Watches of the early / mid 1930's era seem to be offered in Yellow or White, engraved and non engraved variaties is enough to sway Me.

ad Dated 1934 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1934%20AD2.jpg

which is within 2 Years of the subject manufacture Date.

1932 'RANGER'.

Gents?