Bulova 1929 Pocket Watch

Submitted by Reverend Rob on November 23, 2021 - 4:08pm
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A customer came in with this watch and kindly agreed to sell it to me. Gold filled Bulova case, and in house Bulova 17AB movement. This was likely produced in their Swiss plant(s). I have not serviced it yet, but it runs quite well as is.

I'm in the middle of crafting a nice Silver chain for it. 

EDIT: I have included the watch with new chain pic.

1929Bulova pocket watch front
1929 Bulova pocket watch movement 17AB
1929 Bulova pocket watch case back
1929 Bulova with Chain
Reverend Rob
Posted November 24, 2021 - 12:23pm

I'm not sure if I've ever seen a case marked 'New York City.'

Kathy L.
Posted November 24, 2021 - 6:06pm

That is a really cool pocket watch!  Closest I can find is Newton but the dial is different.


Posted November 25, 2021 - 9:26am

Very nice, never seen a case marked in that fashion. Based on potential year of ad vs. year of watch, it could be a Newton variant. The ad call out of 2 tone engraving could very well indicate the dial.

I could go with Newton for now, noting dial, hands and crown variance if that is panel consensus or unknown.


Geoff Baker
Posted November 26, 2021 - 9:44pm

I'm going with Unknown for now. Not sure I can make the bridge from a two tone Newton.

Reverend Rob
Posted December 1, 2021 - 12:39am

I don't think it is a Newton either. That's a crisp dial and hands though. 

Geoff Baker
Posted December 1, 2021 - 9:34pm

ROB - that chain is PERFECT - well done man.

Reverend Rob
Posted December 2, 2021 - 2:22am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks, Geoff! I've been having trouble finding decent chains lately so I started making them. Sometimes I use old parts but this one is all new, I aged it a bit to look vintage.