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Bulova 1930 Ardsley

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1930

Movement Symbol: 

Omega

Movement Model: 

4AL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

unknown

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

 Lovely slim watch. Any ID?

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1930 Bulova watch
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William Smith
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Posted September 6, 2012 - 10:18pm

can't quite make out the case serial number, but the movement serial number looks like 9709?

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DarHin
Posted September 6, 2012 - 11:26pm

Here's another except 1931 and 15j.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1931-unknown-2948

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William Smith
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Posted September 7, 2012 - 1:37am

DarHin...in that example there are some numbers on dial side of main plate...wonder if this example has number on dial side of plate too....and what they might mean?

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William Smith
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Posted June 25, 2015 - 1:28pm

Bulova Quality inside case back signature, with a seven digit serial number appearing to start with a "1"?  

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William Smith
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Posted June 25, 2015 - 2:24pm

Seems to match member Plains' 1931 "Ardsley" watch in database, and this 1931 ad.

JimDon5822
Posted October 8, 2019 - 12:40am

1932 Ad confirming the Ardsley came with a 17J movement.

 

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · 19 Aug 1932

1930 ARDSLEY 17J

 

TexasLady
Posted October 8, 2019 - 12:34pm

Well done,JimDonn---------you nailed it.

JimDon5822
Posted October 8, 2019 - 1:56pm

TexasLady wrote:

Well done,JimDonn---------you nailed it.

  Thanks.  Kind of strange that the 17 Jewel Movement seems to have been added as an after thought to the ad.   Clearly indicating purpose.

 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 8, 2019 - 10:36pm

Ardsley is a great match

1930 Bulova Ardsley

jabs
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Posted October 9, 2019 - 3:48am

1930 Bulova Ardsley, well done Jim