Bulova 1928 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by ldhunter1959 on September 28, 2020 - 11:50am
Manufacture Year
1928
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
Movement Jewels
15
Case Serial No.
2067
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
False
1928.1938.front
1928.1938.movement
1928.1938.side
ldhunter1959
Posted September 28, 2020 - 11:54am

The crescent moon shows to be 1928 or 1938. Also looking for someone who would be able bring this watch back to life..

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 28, 2020 - 1:22pm

Neat watch, are there any stampings on the inside or outside of the case back? Looking for Bulova and serial number.

ldhunter1959
Posted September 28, 2020 - 1:34pm

Base Metal Stainless.. N with a rectangle around it

>2069< seems human made, not stamped.

1921-somemark A - human made marks again. Somemark looks like a square or o. Might try with magnifying glass when I get home.

Not worried about value, probably doesn't have much, but history. I am going to  look for someone who might be able to rehab it.

 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 28, 2020 - 1:46pm

Without seeing the markings, it sounds to me like a replacement case made by some company other than Bulova.

The movement has a serial number, which would date it (along with the crescent stamp) as 1928. The style of the case says mid 1930's, but I don't recognize the case or face as being Bulova. My initial reaction based on the info I currently have is that the movement is indeed Bulova, but the case and face were purchased as a kit to rebuild a damaged watch.

We classify such combinations as "non-conforming", meaning they can't be assigned a model name as major components are non-Bulova replacements.

Nonetheless, it's cool.

ldhunter1959
Posted September 28, 2020 - 2:28pm

Makes sense. Which makes me wonder whether or not to spend much effort getting watch repaired.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 28, 2020 - 10:23pm

What we call a non-conforming watch that is made up of non original Bulova parts....in this case....the case.

There looks to be a fair bit or work involved to restore this one, so I would recommend passing on getting it repaired/restored.

Kathy L.
Posted September 29, 2020 - 12:48pm

Non-Conforming with Bulova movement and non Bulova case.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 29, 2020 - 10:17pm

I agree that this is a Non-Conforming watch