Bulova 1938 Montgomery

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.34
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8332806
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
24.17mmx17.0mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case and Bezel 10K Gold Filled, Measures 43.30mm lug to lug and 25.10mm not including the crown.
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DennisVA
Posted February 12, 2013 - 5:24pm

 
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DennisVA
Posted February 12, 2013 - 1:25am

As you can tell I'm still working on putting Advert's in my listings, sorry will do better next time.

I believe this is a 1938 Montgomery

Case and Bezel 10K Gold Filled, Measures 43.30mm lug to lug and 25.10mm not including the crown.

Thanks, Dennis

Jim Townsend
Posted February 12, 2013 - 5:22am

Very sweet i would say your right looks like the Montgomery to me.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 12, 2013 - 7:13am

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Montgomery looks good to me.

JP
Posted February 12, 2013 - 12:18pm

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Definitely a Montgomery. Nice one Dennis. Keep them comming.

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William Smith
Posted February 13, 2013 - 12:21am

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Ditto on id

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DennisVA
Posted February 13, 2013 - 12:22am

Thanks everyone

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William Smith
Posted February 14, 2013 - 9:37pm

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Gang
What's the difference between the Oxford and the Montgomery (at least by case, jewel count, case date, if not dials).
Here's a 1938 ad for the Oxford. Click for full ad in Plains 1938 Oxford record.

plainsmen
Posted February 14, 2013 - 9:45pm

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I don't think it turned from the Oxford to the Montgomery until 1939-40... probably and Oxford here.

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William Smith
Posted February 14, 2013 - 10:34pm

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I think your right.  The date of the two Montgomery ads Dennis used above are both 1939.  
Fifth has a Montgomery here, listed as 1939 based on the 1939  (Shield) movement date, although the case serial number begins with 8.  It's dated correctly, as we are using the more recent of the two dates when we assume the movement is probably original to the case.  However, Fifth does give dimensions for his 1938 case as "43mm lug to lug x 24.5mm using Calipers."  Those are very close to the dimensions Dennis gives for subject watch-Measures 43.30mm lug to lug and 25.10mm not including the crown.