art deco watch hands

Submitted by jackteet on March 23, 2023 - 10:34pm

Hi, apologies if I am posting in the wrong section. I am looking to buy a 1928 Bulova which has what I believe are called cathedral hands. I have looked on ebay and contacted a couple of sellers but without success. I can purchase hands that will fir the movement but I want the original hands from 1928. Esslinger cant help and a google search has been a waste of time. can anyone please reco a seller who might have these hands available. TIA. jack.

PS, I was hopinh to add a pic but I cant see any facilities for that

Posted March 24, 2023 - 1:21pm

What movement is it?

Posted March 24, 2023 - 1:24pm

Hi Guy, Thanks for coming back. The movement is 13AF. jack

Posted March 24, 2023 - 6:54pm

The hands themselves aren't dated to a particular year but cover a time period from about 1927 to 1932. The hands for a 13AF I think might be different from that of a 10AN. Does anyone have any experience withg fitting 10AN hands onto a 13AF? The 13AF movement and dial are typically tonneau in shape and often take a shorter hour hand.

Posted March 25, 2023 - 5:53am

Hi Guy. There's a 13AF movement for sale on ebay right now with all 3 hands on it. The hour hand looks bent, but might can be straightened. Looks like it has a presentable dial too. 

Posted March 25, 2023 - 12:50pm

In reply to by 1955mercury

Hi 1955mercury, many thanks for that. I have looked on, ebay. usa and ebay uk but cant find the movement. I am being very thick but which site is it advertised please. thanks jack

Posted March 25, 2023 - 12:52pm

Hi 1955 mercury, sorry found the movement but glass missing from the bent hand. jack

Posted March 25, 2023 - 1:34pm

In reply to by jackteet

It's not glass. That's radium lume paint. It's not very difficult to redo that with a safer lume. 

Posted March 25, 2023 - 2:03pm

Oh ok thanks very much. This just goes to show my ignorance og these matters. Much appreciation. jack

Posted March 25, 2023 - 4:33pm

Hi 1955mercury,  I have asked the seller to send me a close-up of the hands. Am I able to post a pic cos that will make it easier for you to perhaps advise whether lume will work on them. thanks jack