Bulova 1930 -Unknown

Submitted by GVP on December 5, 2012 - 11:11am
Manufacture Year
1930
Movement Model
6AF
Movement Date Code
Omega
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
0187037
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

This could be the ISOBEL model with the striped dial varient, found one very similar in the adverts with standard dial but it looks blurred so not sure, slight differences I think. 2 Diamonds, 4 blue stones, stunning deco etchings!

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JP
Posted December 5, 2012 - 1:39pm

Isobel. The etchings on the case should be in a museum they are so beautiful.

bobbee
Posted December 5, 2012 - 2:32pm

Dial/crystal shape rectangular on subject, and slightly tonneau/corner-cut? in the ad.

Unknown.

bourg01
Posted December 5, 2012 - 5:12pm

I'd say unknown until we see a better match to the ad.

DarHin
Posted December 5, 2012 - 5:31pm

Unknown

William Smith
Posted December 5, 2012 - 5:33pm

Unknown  Here's a 1928 ad snippet for Isobel, which looks quite different than subject watch and the ad snippet Gary posted in root record.  Does that say 25 jewels....or is it just the blur...

 

bobbee
Posted December 5, 2012 - 6:23pm

Wrong

bourg01
Posted December 5, 2012 - 6:32pm

The " Minerva "  looks to be a close match with the exception of the dial having a minute track and the sapphires seem to have a different cut than the subject watch. Jewel count is right, it came with simulated Emeralds or Sapphires and 2 diamonds. I'm of the mind someone tried to clean the dial and lost the register and the cut on the sapphires is an artist enhancing the size. I'm kinda with Mark on "Minerva" for now.

 

OldTicker
Posted December 5, 2012 - 6:42pm

I agree with Shawn, I think the track has been cleaned off, all of the watches in the 1930 ad have them, and the Minerva looks to have steps on the case, the subject watch doesn't....Unknown.

William Smith
Posted December 5, 2012 - 6:46pm

Bobbee's Minerva example (from the next comment field) on left, 1930 Minerva ad snippet, next to subject watch, w/ 1929? Isobel on right.