Bulova 1928 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by ldhunter1959 on September 28, 2020 - 11:50am
Manufacture Year
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
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..

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.

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.


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.

Posted September 28, 2020 - 2:28pm

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

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