Bulova 1928 Trojan

Submitted by tshanno on November 24, 2019 - 6:56am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
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American Standard
Crystal Details
23.6mm diameter
Additional Information

I'm calling this a 1928 Trojan though the movement is obviously 1927.  Fifteen jewel, 10AN movement is consistent with the other, earlier models in the database.

The watch is 27.6mm (width excluding crown) X 28.7mm (length excluding lugs.  The band is 14mm and, though its obviously old, I very much doubt its original as the buckle is gold.

Can't tell if the dial or cathedral hands are radium.  If they are, they don't glow in the dark anymore.

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Posted November 24, 2019 - 6:58am

Forgot to mention that, though it isn't shown because I removed it for the pictures, the movement is sealed with a cover.

Posted November 24, 2019 - 10:06am

A nice Trojan. The 857 serial number in combination with the American Standard case signature is part of an exception on the date coding where the 8 does not represent the year as proven by the movement. You will find that most 857 cases will have 1927 movement. 

Kathy L.
Posted November 24, 2019 - 10:51am

Wow that is a great looking watch, congrats.  

Bulova Trojan

Posted November 24, 2019 - 12:01pm

1928 Bulova Trojan

Posted November 24, 2019 - 3:04pm

Thanks, guys.  

Had no idea, Alex.  Learning something new every day.  Thanks.

Posted November 24, 2019 - 4:44pm

Very nice find!

 Trojan for me.

Posted November 24, 2019 - 8:30pm

1928 case with a 1927 movement is perfectly fine. Late 1927 would have been one of Bulova's busier and most successful years, so having a large quantity of their workhorse movement the 10AN, makes absolute sense. They were still using these into 1928 and 29, housing them in new cases/models for that year. Despite having an earlier movement we still date the watch by the case manufacture year.

1928 Bulova Tojan for me.

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Geoff Baker
Posted November 24, 2019 - 9:56pm

1928 Bulova Trojan