Bulova 1932 Sky King

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.175
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
2142905
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1932 Bulova Sky King in very fine original condition. White GF case bears Jan 11, 1927 patent date and has contrasting yellow gold in IXIXI pattern. Yellow gold Kreisler mesh bracelet is not period to the watch but looked so nice I decided to put it on anyway.

Added 6/18/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1932 Bulova Sky King watch 6/18/2013
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JP
Posted June 18, 2013 - 9:18pm

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Aww come on man your killin me. You got your time machine going and went back for some goodies didn't you.

You decided to get crackin on those project watches and lookit now!

I will have to look it up first but I am pretty confident it will be 32 Sky King.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 19, 2013 - 7:31am

ad Dated 1932 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1932-1.jpg

similar, but different.

1932 'UNKNOWN'

mybulova_admin
Posted June 19, 2013 - 8:45am

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Sky King MK II :-)

bourg01
Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:42am

Panel Member

Pretty Sweet Geoff.

JP
Posted June 20, 2013 - 5:22pm

Panel Member

The engraving is different from the advert. 

32 Unknown.

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alien Ant
Posted June 20, 2013 - 9:59pm

june 1932 ad

1932 ad

blowup

all ads used to id watches on site

JP
Posted June 20, 2013 - 10:07pm

Panel Member

Something about the outer edges of the lugs on advert watch,  they match up with the subject watch well. The original advert lugs are not the same.

Where did the watchophilia ads come from?? Bobbee, that you?

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alien Ant
Posted June 21, 2013 - 10:38am

These ads are from sky king watches on this site. the ads are all on site and used in other sky king posts. Bobbee posted them JP i just used them from on site.

http://www.mybulova.com/node/5784

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-sky-king-4915

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-sky-king-5549

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 21, 2013 - 12:47pm

perhaps someone can explain which ad the image named 'blowup' posted above is from?

Here is an enlargement of the ad titled June 3 1932

The engraving pattern on this ad is illegible so let's eliminate that one.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 22, 2013 - 8:33am

So,

We now have 5 Bulova ads showing the 'SKY KING' to have a 'Fish' engraved bezel vs 1 with an XX engraving  pattern.

I would be swayed by the XX pattern bezel advertisement concluding a design change in 1932, but there is the Bulova ad Dated 1934 showing the Fish pattern and XX pattern Watch examples in the database dated as early as 1930 which leads Me to believe at this time the 1932 XX pattern ad is a printing error.