Bulova 1929 Alhambra

Submitted by plainsmen on December 22, 2020 - 2:25am
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Really a small square watch unlike I've seen before.  Lisa's site shows one in what she writes is gold filled.  This little lady is 14K.  No Bulova branding in the case, but I'm pretty positive she's legit.

A first for us on here for this ladies sport model.

I've pictured her with a wrll known Miss America watch from the same era to compare to a well known size.

1929 Bulova Alhambra Front
1929 Bulova Alhambra Movement
1929 Bulova Alhambra inside
1929 Bulova Alhambra Back
1929 Bulova Alhambra comparison
1927 Bulova Alhambra Ad
Posted December 22, 2020 - 6:32am

Very cool watch and an exciting find!

1929 Alhambra gets my vote.

Posted December 22, 2020 - 9:09am

AWESOME FIND!  Great to finally have one on the site.  1929 Bulova Alhambra looks to be a match.

Kathy L.
Posted December 22, 2020 - 10:57am

A fabulous find!  Congrats.

1929 Bulova Alhambra

Posted December 22, 2020 - 11:35am

The Alhambra (/ælˈhæmbrə/ (About this soundlisten), Spanish: [aˈlambɾa]Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء‎, romanizedAl-Ḥamrāʾ, pronounced [alħamˈraːʔ], lit. 'The Red One') is a palace and fortress complex located in GranadaAndalusiaSpain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 CE on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Arab Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls with many beautiful, intricate details. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.[1] After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style. In 1526 Charles I & V commissioned a new Renaissance palace better befitting the Holy Roman Emperor in the revolutionary Mannerist style influenced by humanist philosophy in direct juxtaposition with the Nasrid Andalusian architecture, but it was ultimately never completed due to Morisco rebellions in Granada.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 22, 2020 - 10:12pm

Sweet find Jerin! 1929 Bulova Alhambra. I'm kind of surprised, when you texted me the other day I really thought I was looking at a mans watch.

Posted December 22, 2020 - 10:55pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

As did I Geoff... the initial pics looked like a man's sized square watch.