Bulova 1930 Albert

Submitted by Evitzee on September 26, 2013 - 11:55am
Manufacture Year
1930
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
Shield
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
697546
Case Serial No.
0037974
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
Acrylic, later replacement (25mm x 19mm)
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Watch appears to have original radium dial and hands (light radiation burn marks visible on dial at time of 3:27).  Crystal is a later acrylic replacement, but movement covered by what appears to be the original Bulova acrylic dust cover (now yellowed with age).  Case width 26mm (excl crown),  29mm long (37mm incl lugs).  Hinged case, only marking on outside is 'OPEN' engraved opposite side of the hinge.  Movement punched with the 1930 Bulova mark.  Crown may be later replacement.  Movement overhauled and lubricated, and working well.  

This watch appears to be the 'ALBERT' model as the engraving, case and dial is consistent with that model.  Very few of these models seem to have surfaced.

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JP
Posted September 26, 2013 - 2:16pm

Albert it is.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 27, 2013 - 5:41am

What a fine looking watch you have Evitzee, Mike certainly does a nice job doesn't he? Crown is a replacement but looks OK. I see 'open'  on quite a few Bulovas of this era, I wish they'd have put that on all of them, it sure would have saved a lot of case hinges!

Agree with 'Albert' ID. Sock drawers are opening, second one in a month.