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Bulova 1929 Pocket Watch

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

17AT

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

701890

Case Serial No.: 

8355875

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Additional Information

Another beautiful pocket watch.... This one is almost perfect with little to no wear.  Look at the back of this... there are some scratches yes, but the vertical machining is still present.

Double date stamp of Crescent and hand stamped Shield puts this at 1929 probably.

I think this one is a 470 series.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted June 14, 2018 - 11:25pm

17AT from the Le Phare ebauche. 

You can probably get those scratches carefully removed. I'd say there is a lot of gold fill still there, so re-texturing should present no major issue. 

A crisp and stunning example.

Alex
Panel Member
Posted June 15, 2018 - 2:16am

I think the serail number of the case starts with an 8 when blowing up the picture. That would make sense with the date codes on the movement. 

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 15, 2018 - 11:45pm

Yup... good catch Alex.  I believe you are right.  I'll update it.

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 17, 2018 - 8:14am

....so with a '28 case and what appears to be a crescent moon, is it 1928?

plainsmen
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Posted June 17, 2018 - 9:44am

Geoff Baker wrote:

....so with a '28 case and what appears to be a crescent moon, is it 1928?

Right after the crescent before the serial number and after the serial number there are two hand jammed date stamps.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 21, 2018 - 9:54pm

Did you leave this one in your pants pocket and then throw it in the wash....Looks so clean for its age! Also an almost dead-ringer the the 1924 470 model.

One of those mistruck first number things again....Unknown 1928.

Great watch.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted June 27, 2018 - 1:19pm

Another amazing unknown.