Bulova 1928 Franklin

Submitted by plainsmen on January 8, 2021 - 1:57am
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Cresent Moon
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Cool old Franklin here.  The guy had his name written on the dial.

1928 Bulova Franklin 1-7-21 Front
1928 Bulova Franklin 1-7-21 LFT
1928 Bulova Franklin 1-7-21 Right
1928 Bulova Franklin 1-7-21 Movement
1928 Bulova Franklin 1-7-21 Inside Case
1928 Bulova Franklin 1-7-21 Back
Posted January 8, 2021 - 9:14am

Nice 1928 Franklin.

On a side note, as I love trying to put a face with a personalized watch, I googled the name on face (Irvan Schreck) and got one 1940 census hit for a man by that name, who was born in 1917, died in 1996 and  lived in Davenport Iowa. A couple other related geneology sites for the same and relatives..  It's a pretty uncommon and middle European name.

Depression era watch that may have sat a couple years in a jewelry store. I'm going out on a limb here and speculating a Bar Mitzvah gift in 1930, when he was 13.

Kathy L.
Posted January 8, 2021 - 9:35am

I don't think I have ever seen an inscription on the dial like that.  I could see that as a gift as Bob speculated.  Nice find.

1928 Bulova Franklin

Posted January 8, 2021 - 10:03am

Wonderful watch.  Really unique personalization.   1928 Bulova Franklin. I think this is your guy. Seems to also have been a WWII veteran.

Irvan Schreck


Posted January 8, 2021 - 10:17am

In reply to by JimDon5822

Nice follow-up, Jim! Notice that in the anniversary article, the wife (only) is listed as a member of the Lutheran Church. This would seem to indicate he was another faith.

Posted January 8, 2021 - 11:03pm


Seems like the crescent moon is stamped on top of a square? Can you double check?

Posted January 8, 2021 - 11:09pm

specially since the 10AN in 1927 was within the 200 thousand range, while for 1928 the 10AN was within the 400 and 800 thousand range....