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Bulova 1931 -Unknown

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Watch is 6" including wrist band.  Slight water damage indicated by staining.  Model appears to be "Nancy".  Runs and keeps time perfectly.  Thanks to all of the quick input clarifying these details.  I joined principally to add the 4AB movement to your database, as I could not find it through search and thought it might be of value to other site users.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 12:55pm

If you know model or exact mfgr dating please share.  I am guessing Princess model?

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 1:29pm

Much older than the 40's. I'm thinking more like 1929 based on the style of the watch and the shield date code on the movement. If it is my eyes and the symbol is the Omega, then the date would be 1930  in a 1931 casr which would not be unusual. The band would have been changed at least once if it was worn alot.

Looks very similar to to the Nancy shown here.


Posted April 21, 2013 - 7:27pm

Thanks for quick response.  Details were updated.  Band actually looks like "Nancy" model in catalog.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 1:46pm

Are we seeing an Omega and a shield on the movement?  Omega 1930 more likely than 1940.  Case Serial number suggests 1931 case date.  Square shield would suggest 1931.  Other shield is 1929.

Posted April 21, 2013 - 7:28pm

Thanks.  I saw the Omega for 1930 and 1940 and the band looked like 1940 so went conservative on guess.  It does look like the "Nancy" model and band looks exact or real close.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 1:52pm


Posted April 21, 2013 - 7:28pm

Thanks for quick response.  Have updated the info.

Posted April 21, 2013 - 4:21pm

ditto Mark

Posted April 21, 2013 - 7:29pm

Thanks for quick response.  Always good to have confirmation of info.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 6:39pm

Based on an ebauche by Peseux, the 90, Doc says it was made before '32.

Used by many notable makers, including Blancpain (Rayville) and  LeCoultre-Piaget. I wouldn't be surprised to see it pop up under other luxury brand searches, although I just went through quite a few and found nothing further.