Need some help identifieng, Bulova from 1930's?

Submitted by wrist on March 27, 2010 - 6:03am

Hi everyone, I just purchased and was wondering if you people could tell me some more about it. It didn't arrive yet so I don't have a serial nr. yet. I think its from the 30s.

Thanks in advance! Bas

Posted March 29, 2010 - 6:31am

Does anybody have any idea? Still no comments after 2 days...

I'm really curious about this beautifull piece of work.

Stephen Ollman
Posted March 29, 2010 - 7:16am

Sorry, but at this point I'm unable to give you a positive identification on this watch. I'm still looking.

It will be nice to know the date code when it does arrive. The serial number won't help.

Posted March 31, 2010 - 12:46pm

In reply to by Stephen Ollman

I opened the case. the number plate was stuck and I don't know how to open it further, don't want to brute force anything...

The back of the case says:




Can you make anything out of that, please?

Stephen Ollman
Posted March 31, 2010 - 8:31pm

L1 = 1951

The serial number doesn't tell us anything though.

Wayne Hanley
Posted April 23, 2011 - 6:41pm

I don't have a name for this watch, but the dials look similar? The watch below is a 1949 with a 17j 10BM with A9 date stamp.



Posted April 23, 2011 - 6:50pm

1951 Andrew (in the database).  Dials differ, but case looks like a match.

Bulova Andrew

Posted April 23, 2011 - 6:59pm

I should say that we're calling it an Andrew for now, because its dimensions and case shape match this watch.  HOWEVER, we don't have an ad that shows this case with engraving, so we don't know for sure that the engraved version had the same name.  There is an example of the unengraved version in the database as well.

Your dial matches the ad better than the example posted above.

Bulova Andrew watch