Bulova 1930 Sky King

Submitted by JimDon5822 on November 4, 2019 - 12:11am
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This is my latest "restoration" project and appears to be a 1930 Bulova Sky King.  It is a 14Kt White gold hinged case with yellow gold engraving around the crystal.  The dial is white with yelllow gold applied hour markers and a black printed minute track.  The movement is a 10AN with an Omega date code.  It is missing the dust cover.    The ad seems to show this was a non-radium dial version with "Modern" hands and assumed applied yelloww gold hour markers.   With a two tone case it makes sense that this is how the watch was from the factory. 

1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Posted November 4, 2019 - 12:14am

Oops I meant to say SKY KING.  My mind and fingers are not on the same wave length.  BTW the seconds register is slightly different than the ad.  

Reverend Rob
Posted November 4, 2019 - 12:28am

I used to think these were dial swaps, because the inner chapter ring is not the same shape as the bezel opening.

I think in this case the subject watch may be a re-dial, as the chapter ring does not match the ad, which has flat top and bottom. Probably a Sky King by the case design. 

Posted November 4, 2019 - 3:00am

Would also suspect that the dial isn't originial. It just doens't match the standard Bulova style for that area, so could gave been redone at some point during the last 89 years.

1930 Bulova Sky King all the same.

Posted November 4, 2019 - 3:04am

1930 Bulova Sky King is good match

Posted November 4, 2019 - 6:25am

1930 Sky King noting dial variance from ad

Kathy L.
Posted November 4, 2019 - 6:53am

1930 Bulova Sky King

Geoff Baker
Posted November 4, 2019 - 10:56pm

1930 Bulova Sky King