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Bulova 1931 Charles

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1931

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

10AN

Movement Serial No.: 

662461

Case Serial No.: 

1073470

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Recently refurbished

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
1931 Bulova watch
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William Smith
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Posted March 5, 2012 - 5:57pm

I have one w/ the raised crystal like similar to this.  I've seen a couple others over the years, so it musta been an easy fit crystal replacement w/ the wrong crystal for the LEII

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DarHin
Posted November 19, 2012 - 1:45am

Case serial # would suggest '31. I know that in '31 the LE III was introduced so is this an early '31?

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William Smith
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Posted December 27, 2012 - 6:14pm

Yep I think the case SN suggests 1931.  Record likely dated from sheild on mvnt.

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William Smith
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Posted January 4, 2013 - 2:32pm

What do folks think about updating production date to 1931 based on first digit of case serial number?

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bobbee
Posted February 22, 2013 - 6:53pm

Yep, 1931, and that would make it the Charles.

mybulova_admin
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Posted April 7, 2013 - 4:41am

Review by Panel. 1931 would make this a Charles, unless there was a cut over period later in the year for the Charles.

mybulova_admin
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Posted April 10, 2013 - 10:58pm

Charles for me based on the case date for 1931.

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William Smith
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Posted April 12, 2013 - 5:20pm

Yea I'll go with Charles, even if there were some overlap in the two models during that year. 

Edit:  The movement picture went missing, but the system generated small thumbnail is still there.