Bulova 1929 Apollo

Submitted by cuffbuff on January 11, 2022 - 12:55pm
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about 20 x 25 mm
Watch Description

Watch has a dial that reminds me of an Academy Award because of the stripes.  The case is both silver and gold.  Etching around the case front and sides. The only words on the back are "open". Case is hinged.  I tried to match with other 1929 models but did not see the same minute dial (most had numbers, this one just has markers).

Bulova Apollo front
side of watch
Bulova Apollo front
Posted January 11, 2022 - 12:59pm

Any help would be appreciated.  If I can get it identified I would be interested in selling it.  It runs strong. Winding stem is a bit loose.

Posted January 11, 2022 - 1:39pm

Oh I forgot, the dial has raised gold number markers. Most I see have painted markers.

Posted January 11, 2022 - 11:18pm

Can you please send admin@mybulova.com a clear photo of the front of the watch.

I'm believe that your watch might be a 1931 Bulova Apollo, but need better phots to confirm.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 14, 2022 - 10:29pm

The case on this watch is definitely Apollo, like THIS one. The dial does not appear original to the case as the numerals are not evenly spaced around the bezel, it seems they're too far away on the top and  bottom and to far out on the sides.

I would tag this as a 1929 Bulova Apollo with a replacement dial.

Posted January 15, 2022 - 6:00am

This is an Apollo. Would be great to have a picture of the movement. 

Kathy L.
Posted January 15, 2022 - 3:01pm

1929 Bulova Apollo