Bulova 1930 Trident

Submitted by justdressage on April 10, 2022 - 11:37am
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I'm sorry I don't know more. I am afraid to open watches myself. I can go to a jeweler if you think it would be absolutely necessary. These belonged to my grandparents. i checked with Bulova and on line information. It doesn't have an icon. 

Thank you for your time. I hope I did this correct.

Michelle Just-Williams

Grandfathers watch 04/10/22
Back of Grandfathers watch 2/10/22
Closer view of serial number 2/10/2022
Posted April 11, 2022 - 12:34am

Thank your for posting your watch.  It appears the photo upload has distorted the picture but from what I see it looks like a yellow gold version of a 1932 Bulova Trident.  

Posted April 11, 2022 - 10:45am

Trident was my first guess as well, but I find no ads indicating it was available in natural gold. I suspect this may be  Alden. The ad shown in the referenced watch (Alden) is dated 1935.

Many watches in this timeframe had 2 serial numbers. Outside case back being 6 digits and interior case back being 7 digits. If there is an interior serial number, in order to date watches marked as such, we need the inside number or the date stamp on the movement


Posted April 11, 2022 - 9:32pm

Good point Bob. 

Michelle is is possible for you to open the back case to see if there is indeed an internal case serial number?

I suspect there is an internal number that might help clarify the year.

1932 Bulova Trident

Thinking Trident, but does depend on the year.


Posted April 17, 2022 - 11:37pm

I'd say Trident for this year.