Bulova 1929 -Unknown

Submitted by plainsmen on February 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
Manufacture Year
1929
Movement Model
5AP
Movement Date Code
Shield
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
18793
Case Serial No.
8336664
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

 

I saw this watch go on ebay a few weeks ago.  I did not purchase it, nor do I know the owner of this watch.

I asked the seller permission to post it for database purposes and was given permission to use the information and the pictures.

Really cool late 1920's Lady Bulova with enamel enlay.  I've not seen this one before, nor have I seen an ad for it.

Unknown from me, but really neat anyway.

Here's what the seller described the watch as in the listing:

For auction is a dated April 10 1924 Bulova Deco style watch, Also inscribed on inner case cover is 8336664 and MA314D from best I can see. Inside watch are # 18793, 5AP, Swiss, Bulova Watch Co.Fifteen 15 Jewels.No cleaning or attempt to wind was done. Measures 3/4" x 1/2". Thanks for looking!

 

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1955mercury
Posted February 7, 2015 - 11:06pm

I thought maybe the crystal catalogs would give a name for this one. There can't be that many with a parallelogram shaped crystal. But I couldn't find anything but a Bulova "Cambridge" taking this shape crystal in the G-S and SUC catalogs and it was too large for this watch. Maybe somebody else has some other brand crystal catalogs that will list one with a model name.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 8, 2015 - 6:11am

I was hoping you'd bought it plains.

Unknown, very cool.

William Smith
Posted February 8, 2015 - 12:01pm

Nice one.  I've seen a couple of these, or very similar.  Unknown

JP
Posted February 8, 2015 - 2:15pm

Unknown but sooo cool.

 

William Smith
Posted August 13, 2015 - 5:55pm

Owner states April 10 1924 date, which I think I'm seeing as the Jun 10 1924 dust tite patent date at very top of case signature picture.  Can't make out if it says Gold Filled or RGP?  

Lisa's two linked examples are both stating Gold Filled and New York.  I'm guessing subject case is also filled. 

I don't recall many examples of diamonds or enameling on RGP cases.  They usually put this "fancy" enameling on gold fill, and usually place diamonds on solid gold....but not always.

VanityFlairNC
Posted March 12, 2019 - 1:57pm

I know this is an old thread but I have the black enamel version shown in bobee's second link. It has the June 10, 1924 patent date inside and it's marked 14k Gold Filled. Crescent moon '68, 15 jewels, 5AP.. Looks the same except this one's on a narrow Hadley band. If it would help to id this one for your books, I can upload pics (here or elsewhere). I've been looking through your forums and ads to attempt to find the model name and ended up here.

Kathy L.
Posted March 12, 2019 - 2:17pm

In reply to by VanityFlairNC

Hi VanityFlairNC,  Please feel free to click Home and then Add a Watch to submit your watch to the forum for ID.  Even if the watch will be unknown for now we have ads come up all the time and it is always great to be able to name an unknown watch in the database.  Kathy

JimDon5822
Posted May 5, 2019 - 11:05pm

So close. At least we can place an ad with this watch but no name.   I did find exact versions of this watch by Elgin and called a Parisienne.  It is identical to this watch.  Either they copied Elgin or received the same case from a case manufacturer.

The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) · 28 Feb 1930, Fri