1928 or 1938

Submitted by RJR on April 19, 2020 - 7:31pm

Hello, I am new here and I would like to know if this watch is dated from 1928 or 1938. Also, is the glass on the back of the movement original?

Half moon dating

Posted April 19, 2020 - 7:32pm

Nice dial

Posted April 19, 2020 - 9:34pm

The movement has a serial number, so I would say it's 1928. The celluloid dust cover is an original feature. Seeing the case would help.

Posted April 19, 2020 - 9:44pm

Bulova was no longer serial numbering movements in 1938. The cast housing and dust cover also suggests it's 1928 as well.

Posted April 20, 2020 - 11:35am

Here are some photo's as requested. I appreciate all the help. Thank you.

1928 Bulova

Posted April 20, 2020 - 11:49am

I suggest you submit this beauty through the "add a watch" function and provide a good front on shot of the watch assembled,. one of the inside of the case back along with your current movement  and face photos. That way we can attempt to ID the model name as well as the year of the complete watch.

Posted April 20, 2020 - 11:57am

Thank you, I shall attempt to do that. I had 5 photo's to attach to this message but only one very large one showed up!

Posted April 22, 2020 - 8:30pm

1928 for sure...  love those textued butler dials.