Bulova 1928 -Unknown

Submitted by brandall54 on September 6, 2019 - 5:01pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
23.8mm x 22.3mm +/- flat botom curved both ways on top tonneau
Watch Description

Who says a bargain can't be found. 1928 Templar I believe...could be wrong but it sure does look like Mr. Bakers in the database. Really awesome condition running and keeping good time. Not a bad deal for 75 bucks

1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Posted September 7, 2019 - 12:41pm

I see what your saying. It also looks to be a bit wider in the center than Mr. Bakers 28 and the ad but the cresent moon date code make me think that there may have been 2 models to choose from, the wide one or the narrower one.

Kathy L.
Posted September 7, 2019 - 12:56pm

In reply to by brandall54

I am also curious on what the bright and oxidized finish looked like!

Posted September 7, 2019 - 1:17pm

Not sure about that. This one is obviously the "bright" one. Also there are 2 29's in the database one that looks like Mr. Bakers 28 and a wider one like this one with the updated case design.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 7, 2019 - 10:12pm

Hmmm, Mr Baker DOES have a watch like this! Alas it is "Not a Templar" is Unknown. They are very close but the Templar is quite a bit narrower!

Alas, 1928 Bulova Unknown or as I call it "Not a Templar"

Reverend Rob
Posted September 8, 2019 - 12:03am

Oxidized might mean a kind of matte or dull finish? I'd laike to see that, too. 

Unknown for me for now.

Posted September 8, 2019 - 4:35am

We have a  number of entries in the database for this model, but alas the model name has so far eluded us. One day...one day!!!

Kathy L.
Posted September 8, 2019 - 10:29am

Based on the others in the DB and not finding an ad match it will be Unknown for now

Posted September 8, 2019 - 1:31pm

Agreed Mr. Baker, it doesn't look like your Templar but it does look like your Not a Templar. lol

Posted November 24, 2019 - 3:51pm

I have an ad that I thnk matches this watch from the April 18, 1928 edition of the Chicago Tribune.  Unfortunately no name.  Apparently the advertisers at the Tribune didn't hink such niceties as including the name helped sell the watch.  :(