Bulova 1929 Galahad

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on August 6, 2019 - 11:31am
Manufacture Year
1929
Movement Model
13AF
Movement Date Code
Shield
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
715893
Case Serial No.
9493433
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Here's one we haven't seen before - 1929 Galahad. 14K White gold filled case with uncommon "pebbled" engraving on crystal edge horizontals. Overall pretty nice with some face discoloration and missing radium on numerals.  

Watch came to me in running condition and is currently keeping time. Supporting ad is dated 1929 and the sole one I could find in the Db.

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Kathy L.
Posted August 6, 2019 - 11:49am

Wow that is really neat Bob!  Love the pebble engraving.  Found another ad for you.  It is always nice to have a least two ads for a model I think : ) Jun 26, 1930, The Victoria Daily Times, Canada.

1929 Bulova Galahad

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 6, 2019 - 11:51am

Thanks, Kathy. I'm pretty happy with this one. Nice ad find!

Reverend Rob
Posted August 6, 2019 - 12:07pm

1929 was a crappy year for most, and this watch would have cost the equivalent of $750 in today's money. 

1929 Galahad works for me. Curious 'pebble' engraving on the cross sections of the bezel, I'm not sure if I've noticed that on other watches from the period.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 6, 2019 - 12:16pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

The only other model I could find with this pebble engraving was Buckingham; and I have never seen one of those in person.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1929-Buckingham-58

The engraving on this subject watch seemed so out of character, I almost balked at buying it thinking it may have been a aftermarket case. The first ad I found was Buckingham and that convinced me it was legit Bulova, so I pulled the trigger on it. Glad I did.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 6, 2019 - 10:08pm

I've always called it cracked ice, I've had a couple this one I still have,  as well as this Garfield. I think I have another with this design somewhere too.

1929 Bulova Galahad

jabs
Posted August 7, 2019 - 4:10am

1929 Bulova Galahad