Bulova 1929 Bernard

Submitted by Daca102090 on September 19, 2011 - 5:14pm
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19.89mm x 21.79mm
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I thought this looks like a Brewster model but I could not find any descriptions mentioning the two tone case. Inside the case says Pat. Jan 11 1927 Bulova New York 14K Rolled Gold Plate. There is one small wear through on the  back case corner.  This was very hard to get a photo showing the yellow gold running vertically on either side of the crystal the full length of the lugs. The face has radium numbers and cathedral hands both look original and are in very good condition.


1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
Posted September 21, 2011 - 2:32am

The only model I have denoted from the timeframe... is the 1926- 29 "Ambassador" model. (Takes the same glass!)


Best :-)  Scott

Posted May 18, 2012 - 9:15pm

Gentlemen, It is a urgues and I am sure of it. This is not the only thing he made. You know what I mean-----yourguess is as good as mine---- Muhhhhh Hehehehe


Posted July 23, 2012 - 10:51pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

pronounced   yur guess

William Smith
Posted June 23, 2015 - 12:45am

Looks to be 15 jewel movement.

Posted June 24, 2015 - 5:32am

Agreed Will.

Finding more than one example in black that look original would mean this was a variant/option.

One way of checking for originality of these old dials would be a cheap radiation meter, these can be picked up on ebay for a few dollars/pounds. Checking the painted numbers with it would show if they are radium.

Not definitive, but goes a long way in helping.

Posted May 14, 2020 - 7:53pm

I just stumbled across this 1929  ad, and it sure looks like it could be  a Brewster.


1929 Brewster

Posted May 14, 2020 - 7:58pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

WOW!! That looks spot on.

Interesting to see it came with a what looks like a mesh band.

Now I will have to see if I can match the band.

Posted May 14, 2020 - 8:01pm

In reply to by Daca102090

Ad calls out "oxidized finish" mesh band, so I would say a flat finish gray stainless would be a pretty good approximation.