Bulova 1930 Stanford

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on September 22, 2020 - 8:15am
Manufacture Year
1930
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
Omega
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
506115
Case Serial No.
0069368
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Here is one that fascinates me. Based on research, it appears to me to be a 1930 "Dress Face" Stanford, which would be a first for the database.  Raised yellow gold numerals complimented by blued hands, which fits the criteria for dress face variations of radium dial models of the period that we have previously confirmed.

Case is white gold filled single hinged with a serial number that matches date code on movement. 1927 pat dated dust cover and ring are in place. Engraving on face is the "Fish, swoosh, triple X" that is as far as I can tell exclusive to the Stanford. I don't think it was ever messed with; toning and edge abrasions on dial indicate  to me anyway that it is original as seen, with the possibility the crown is an old replacement. I added the band. Ad snippet  is dated 1930.

Watch case shows literally no high point wear on front or back and no "egging" of holes in lugs.. Glass crystal appears original and is scratch free. Running and keeping accurate time. I think this one may have been in a sock drawer for a good portion of it's 90 year existence.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 22, 2020 - 8:22am

Here is another 1930 ad with much better resolution, but no name. It's seems pretty clear it depicts the same watch 

unnamed stanford ad 1930

mybulova_admin
Posted September 23, 2020 - 4:21am

Well the the ist Stanford advert certain;y puts a name to the second advert.

We have also see this type of cut over dial change in a number of other models.

So based on the case design I'd be happy to go with a 1930 Bulova Stanford.

JimDon5822
Posted September 23, 2020 - 12:17pm

1930 Bulova Stanford works for me.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 23, 2020 - 10:05pm

1930 Bulova Stanford

Kathy L.
Posted September 24, 2020 - 11:12am

Nice find!

1930 Bulova Stanford