Bulova 1938 Rite-Angle

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
8AM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8979958
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

Rare find for us gents, I think we've seen just under a handful of this variant.  I believe this to be a 1938 Rite-Angle with explosion variant dial.  I could have sworn we had an ad someplace showing this but I can't seem to find it right now.

Little worn on the edges in the back as they usually get, and a replacement crown from the 50's, but it still looks and runs well.  The lines and points on the case in the front are great with little to no wear.

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bourg01
Posted December 22, 2014 - 3:57pm

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For sure it's a Rite Angle. I have the butler and black dials so this is way cool. 1st one in grey I've ever seen. The dial certainly looks original to me, just awesome find Dude. Congrats

plainsmen
Posted December 22, 2014 - 4:01pm

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Yeah I do believe it is original.  I've only ever seen another in this post that Watchcrystals posted like half a decade ago:  It's showing a couple of others I've never seen since either!

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1938-rite-angle-2688

You know I've never seen the box that the linked watch is in ever either.  it sure looks like it matches the Rite-Angle perfectly, but it says 21 Jewels on it.  I don't know that I've ever seen a 21 Jewel Rite-Angle, but then I've never seen a salmon colored or brown/gold colored one either.

Daca102090
Posted December 22, 2014 - 7:11pm

I am sure it is original as well.

I have one in the fix it pile that has the grey dial with the "modern" hands in the matching grey and this has an original link band that matches the ads.

Just haven't added it to my watches list here yet. 

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 22, 2014 - 8:03pm

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Nice one!

RA it is, that dial is awesome, it must have really popped when it was new. Do you have any thoughts on re-dialling it?

plainsmen
Posted December 22, 2014 - 9:12pm

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Yeah I think I will.  This thing will be just redic nice after international gets done with it.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 23, 2014 - 12:35am

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It's my birthday in 2 days time... What a great gift this will be.... Thanks Plains ;-)

Bulova Right Angle it is....nice!

 

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William Smith
Posted December 23, 2014 - 5:32pm

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Nice Right Angle w/ great dial!!