Bulova 1930 -Unknown

Submitted by William Smith on January 28, 2012 - 2:54pm
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Inside case back: Bulova Quality  Pat June 10, 1924 
Outside case back:  nothing
Dial etched silver w/ small round register compared to overall dial size.  Says: Bulova  {stamped} Siwss

Mvnt:  6AF Swiss Bulova Watch Co.  15 Jewels, sn 239242 
Case measurements:  case only, not counting wire lugs 27.7mm x 16.7 (not counting crown)
                                  case height from wire lug tip to tip 32.0mm
Crystal: acrylic raised, tonneau 21.7mm x 11.6mm measured in case at bezel interface

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William Smith
Posted January 28, 2012 - 3:02pm

No ads I could find from 1928 through 1934 or so.  I believe if one took the bezel of a Miss America (blurry photo and no stars) at http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1930-miss-america-577  they may see the same dial w/ part of it hidden by bezel. I've got a watch similar to Miss America 1930 somewere, and will look at dial w/o bezel.

Posted January 28, 2012 - 6:35pm

Case serial matches the date code....nice. Would also appear that they were still using the 1924 Pat which relates to a particular design feature on the dust cover.

Posted January 28, 2012 - 6:40pm

Case design is very similar to the 'PRINCINE' yet not engraved on the bezel.

Posted March 23, 2012 - 7:55pm

I have a crown for it and don't collect lady bulova watches. If any one needs it PM me.

John JP

William Smith
Posted March 23, 2012 - 8:22pm

The stem kinda sticks out a ways on this watch, and the crown just doesn't "look right".  I just got it out and see the previous owner had a little price tag on her of $249 in 2007, although he sold it to me for much, much, much less than that.  She needs a good home, and a name...but alas that may require an ad.

Posted March 23, 2012 - 9:24pm

Doesn't the dial kinda out bling the plain case?


(middle-aged white guy who just used "bling")

William Smith
Posted March 23, 2012 - 9:27pm

In reply to by DarHin

Yes it does.  I just found out that a Jlow is not a watch part but an actress...now if I just know who I'd be hip too.

Posted March 30, 2012 - 4:17am

Hey Will, what are the measurements of the crystal? The one on the watch looks too short as there appears to be a gaps at 12 & 6.


William Smith
Posted August 24, 2012 - 6:30pm

In reply to by DarHin

DarHin  I musta missed this message above.  I'll get her out and measure the crystal.  Thansk

William Smith
Posted August 28, 2012 - 8:24pm

In reply to by William Smith

DarHin  The sides of the crystal fit the case well.  There does look like a small gap at the horizontal bezel sides (in the closeups) but it seats nice and tight. ...too tight for me to try and get out.  Crystal: acrylic raised, tonneau 21.7mm x 11.6mm measured in case at bezel interface