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Post all of your new Bulova watch ads from 1930-1939 here.
Brainerd Daily Dispatch November 29, 1938
"Horatio" , "Goldcraft", "Nathan Hale".
Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776)
Was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and hanged. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut, USA.
Not to mention a new ALEXANDER model, dude.
Nice new advert guys.
A few good one's showing various stepped side cases. Looks like we may need to check a few previously IDd models.
Isn't this fun :-)
December 1938 ad. The "WEBSTER".
Danville Bee April 14, 1936
Charleston Daily Mail October 30 1936 Alexander
Steubenville Herald Star November 15 1935 Alexander (can't see it very well but shows 15 jewels)
The 15 jewel ad is priced a lot higher and a year before the others, I still think the newer, cheaper models had 7 jewels, like the Horatio.
October 1936 ad.
Heh... looks like we both were posting that at the same time!
Great minds, and all that!
You found three to my one dude, good going.
Bakersfield Californian December 1, 1933
Charleston Daily Mail December 1, 1933
Saw that one, left it when I read the "nationally advertised" bit, very iffy.
The Chehalis Bee-Nugget - Dec 19, 1930
Ads show relative release period for the Sky King
Two more adverts showing the XX version of the Sky King. Both dated 1932. Adverts courtesy of Robert Butler.
Note the price.
Reading Eagle - Dec 19, 1930
17 Jewel Bulova President
looks like the watch i posted yesterday?
The Pittsburgh Press - Oct 9, 1936
Goddess of Time
Nanette, Phantom, President, Bernice, Senator, Commodore
The Pittsburgh Press Feb 12 1937
The Pittsburgh Press - Dec 10, 1937
Minute Man, Horatio, Ben Hur, Ambassador, president, American Clipper, Pocket watch.
The American Girl, Lady Bulova, Violet, Sonia, Goddess of Time, Martha Washington, Pandora.
His and Hers Rite Angle
Reading Eagle Jul 25 1930
Ambassador, Miss America
The Border Cities Star Dec 8 1933.
The Border Cities Star Dec 19 1932
Celestine, Content Watch (Trident), Rosanne, Maxim, Miss Liberty
Very clear ads.
Shows a very cool original Sky King box.
Hasting News Dec 5 1930
and 'Chevrons' !
Correct, the first version of the Sky King had chevrons the second and more common version had the xxx pattern.
I see no chevrons. I do see "barred" engraving on the bezel horizontals though.
Chevrons are a flattened arrow design.
I may tend to agree with the analogy admin but We have XX patterned Cases Dated 1930 in the database and ads showing the fish patterned 'SKY KING' through 1934.
the 'SKY KING' was a new model in 1930.
Buffalo NY Courier Express 1932
Bulova Trident, Kirkwood, President.
Bulova Miss America, Rhoda, Miss Liberty
1939 Bulova Chester Times
Bulova Winston, Golden Eagle, Rite Angle, Sport, Bruce, Captain.
Captain! We've seen it in the late 40's but this is a first in the 30's I think.......
The "Captain" looks to have been given a new rank in 1940!
Wether it is a downgrade or an upgrade is a bit of moot point, as plainsmen posted this November 1939 ad. Jerin noted here: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-admiral-770?page=1
that the Sears ad below comes from their 1939/1940 catalogue.
Admin, what month was the above 1939 ad from? Could make a difference to ID naming.
1939/1940 Sears ad. The "Admiral".
Bulova Andrew, Nannette
1936 Syracuse NY Journal
Bulova Miss America, Ranger, Medallion, Goddess of Time, American Clipper, Greta, President, America Girl, Lorna, Phantom
Another ad for white American Clippers, that makes three.
Would LOVE to find one!
1934 ad. Not too sure about the veracity of that Legion, but I like it.
Not seen a 7 jewel American Eagle before either, this looks familiar.
The "Round the World" watch, 1931 ad.
1934 advert for the Broker, first watch with the name.
Only ad found for a twin dialled "Physician's" watch. Also there is a new Deauville, and the bottom watch is a Senator, so that one gets a sense of dimension.
Sorry about the poor res, best I could do with it.
Reading Eagle - Apr 24, 1931
Notre Dame - Electric Clock (complete with Flying Buttresses)
Hmm, not to split architectural hairs, a buttress.... yes, but a FLYING buttress, I don't think so......
Reading Eagle - Dec 17, 1930
The Pittsburgh Press - Dec 8, 1939
Spokane Daily Chronicle Aug 1, 1930
15 jewel Bulova President. type or not?
Typo, it says "17 jewel movement" underneath. It pays to read everyhing in old ads and articles.
1938 Elmira NY Star Gazette
Bulova Cora, Webster, Calhoun