Bulova 1931 Allerton

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on December 18, 2010 - 11:47am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
10 AN
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Additional Information

Hinged Yellow Gold Case measures 36mm lug to lug x 25.5mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original Butler finish Dial shows Radium Arabic numerals, Bulova signature is applied Gilt and tracks are printed Black. Hour and Minute Hands are 'Cathedral style' and a Modern style Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial partially obscuring the 6.

A dust shield and Gold retaining ring appears over the Movement.

Movement block is Gold.

Crown is original.

Caseback is stamped as shown.

* Year of manufacture based on Case seriel number.


1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
Stephen Ollman
Posted December 23, 2010 - 7:02am

I wonder......

1940 Westfield Husdon

I know, I know...its a Westfield and they are banned from this site....well sort of. But I found this in one of the recent vintage Bulova ads added to the site (thanks to Plains)

I wonder if they marked these cases Bulova or Westfield...or something else.

Posted December 23, 2010 - 8:27pm

In reply to by Stephen Ollman


Closer investigation reveals that the case should be hinged. The holes are there in the case back and in the bezel, no hinge rod. I need to repair that!

Case admittidly looks similar to the case in the ad, but let's not go there. : )

* hinge points visible at far left leading edge of bezel, right leading edge of caseback.




Posted December 25, 2010 - 9:31am

No denying the Case's similarrity to the Lone Eagle III. I'm also noting the case carvings similarity to the 1930 President and 1930 Sky King, both unique. - This case carries an identical pattern, mnus one X. Also to mention the Yellow Gold construction, why, when all others are White base Sterling or White Gold?

There's a watch out there named 'round The World':  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-around-world-579

Has anyone seen one?

Wayne Hanley
Posted December 25, 2010 - 12:57pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Your case has inherited the exact vertical IX pattern from the beautiful 1928-30 Lone Eagle series II. You certainly may have a first run watch case. We know it's rare, if anyone has ever seen this case design on a 1931 Bulova, please let myBulova.com know. The designers left the omega symbols off the horizontal bezel just to keep you thinking. Stay with Lone Eagle, don't go around the world.




Posted January 2, 2011 - 5:13pm

Hey All,

I'm with Wayne on the 21 Jewels, I've never seen any watch from the twenties with 21 Jewels. Most have a 10AN 15J adjusted and as Wayne says also the 9AT 15J.

regards, Shawn

Posted January 3, 2011 - 5:35am

Switching model ID back to unknown.

Stephen Ollman
Posted January 3, 2011 - 5:50am

Mark, just confirming the inside back case markings. Its Bulova right?