Bulova 1931 Kirkwood

Submitted by Bary G on July 31, 2013 - 4:33pm
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Hello,  I'm thinking about selling some peaces of my collection. Watch is fairly clean but I have never got to clean it. I think this one is Sky King, but not 100% sure. Can anybody confirm?  Thanks+regards,


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Posted July 31, 2013 - 5:52pm

Not a Sky King, but a 1931 Kirkwood.

Posted July 31, 2013 - 5:59pm

Engraving does not match 31 but does match the 33 only the 33 is a two tone. If it was also available in all RGP it woulf be a lock.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 1, 2013 - 6:07am

What a great looking watch this is, I really go for this era. I have an issue with a "Kirkwood" ID though I think. We have four Kirkwoods in the db, over four years and they're all completely different. This one matches plains' '33 as John states above but it is nowhere close to the '31 that Gary added. The adverts are very low res........I have to mull this over for a while, not so sure yet.

Bary G
Posted August 1, 2013 - 9:44am

Thank you all for input. While doing some research I have found this table:

which lead me to believe it is '31...

Reverend Rob
Posted August 1, 2013 - 11:48am

It's not unusual for case and movt to be a year or two apart. 

Posted August 1, 2013 - 2:22pm

1931 Case and Movement.


Posted August 5, 2013 - 9:24am

Bulova Kirkwood, dated 1934

1934 Bulova Kirkwood



Bary G
Posted August 15, 2013 - 3:43pm

Looks like Kirkwood, indeed. However, 17 jewels instead of 15. Thank you all for your input!


Posted August 15, 2013 - 4:34pm

Totally missed the Jewel count! 

add the different engraving location on the subject vs the ad and I've changed My identification opinion.


William Smith
Posted August 17, 2015 - 6:44pm

Movement Symbol entered as "Arrow", but its a square shield in picture.  Checked to make sure there wasn't that "arrow" we see in 10AN's associated with 1st 5K LECC's, but don't see any.  Updated to Square Shield.