Bulova 1929 Daphne

Submitted by jabs on October 29, 2015 - 4:03pm
Manufacture Year
1929
Movement Model
5AP
Movement Date Code
Shield
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
15639
Case Serial No.
8308626
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

1929 Daphne

case 1928, movement 1929

1929 Daphne
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Alex
Posted October 29, 2015 - 5:21pm

Nice Daphne. I thought we date according to case? Case is from 1928 with New York signature. 

JP
Posted October 29, 2015 - 5:51pm

Daphne

Reverend Rob
Posted October 29, 2015 - 9:19pm

1928 Daphne would be my call. The movt most likely has been replaced.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 30, 2015 - 6:19am

I love these enameled cases, this one is beautiful. I think it should be 1929 as well, I know the case is '28 but only one year off on the movement makes it a '29 to me.

Daphne.

William Smith
Posted November 1, 2015 - 2:04pm

I'm going with 1929 Daphne. Movement jewel count matches, although I don't think we see the 5AP in anything except 15 jewels.

William Smith
Posted November 1, 2015 - 2:08pm

Alex, if the case date and movement date are "close" and there's no obvious indication of a movement swap (although this happened often), we date as most recent.  There's the scenario where case was manufactured end of 1928 and not fitted w/ movement until after the holidays.....
...or its a movement swap w/ another 5AP....but our convention is to use the latter date for these instances.

Compare the engravings on the side of subject watch to  Dacca's 1929 example here.