Bulova 1931 Ardsley

Submitted by plainsmen on October 11, 2011 - 12:41am
Manufacture Year
1931
Movement Model
4AL
Movement Date Code
Square Shield
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
2860
Case Serial No.
1179661
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Unknown 1931 Lady Bulova.  She sports nice little green emeralds in the bezel.  I'm thinking this must have been one of the last ladies watches to be decked out in the colored stones as everything starts to go to a solid case after her.

 

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plainsmen
Posted October 11, 2011 - 12:43am

Here's something I thought was cool in a watch nerd sort of way.... extra numbers on the front of the movement.

William Smith
Posted March 1, 2012 - 8:58pm

Any ideas on those extra numbers?

mybulova_admin
Posted March 2, 2012 - 6:22am

Have seen these before on the the dial side of the base plate. Possibly the serial number from the original Swiss factory.

Just a thought.

William Smith
Posted September 7, 2012 - 1:34am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

...and two sets of stamped number to boot. The larger 7532 and smaller 305 8 (or maybe last charactor is "B").  ...and some service scribe too.  Wonder if there's any difference in "meaning" of these service scribes on dial side of plate vs the case back or usual locations?  ...like spicific for main spring or maybe something to do with the dial?  Hummmm

bobbee
Posted January 7, 2013 - 8:17pm

Who's the guy in the middle? lol!

William Smith
Posted June 25, 2015 - 2:26pm

Plains, any chance you remember if there were a couple Roman Numerals etched on the dial side of movement block.....perhaps matching the last two digits of case serial number?  I see you have a closeup of dial side with those other numbers on one end. Maybe Roman Numerals etched on other end??