Bulova 1931 Yacht Club

Submitted by 1955mercury on December 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
Manufacture Year
1931
Movement Model
9AF
Movement Date Code
Shield
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
466603
Case Serial No.
1273834
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
28.2 X 16
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This one is a 1931 Bulova and that's about all I know about it. The movement is a 9AF and it has the "shield", "omega" and "F" stamped on it for date codes. The crystal is not the correct one. It's the right size, but doesn't have the right curvature. I think the correct crystal is a G-S MX458, but I didn't have one. Something I have observed that has me puzzled, Bulova likes to use "666" a lot in serial numbers. Even some of their water-proof models say to a depth of "666".

Nothing stamped on the outside of the back and nothing to show case metal content.

Bulova watch
1955mercury
Posted December 5, 2014 - 5:39pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

That's the same model. At least we know that it came in white and yellow. That's more than I knew before.

bobbee
Posted December 5, 2014 - 6:37am

Nice watch, A.

Unknown.

 

"six hundred, three score and six"

The number of the best!

Reverend Rob
Posted December 5, 2014 - 10:19am
 

666 feet was what they used before adopting the 200 metre depth rating. 

666 ft= 202 m

Interesting. I had a watch recently that was triple date stamped, it had the Omega on the plate under the barrel, which is odd. 

Unknown for now.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted December 7, 2014 - 5:49pm

 

Unknown for me as well.

666 on later waterproof models was the depth rating for 666ft.

 

1955mercury
Posted December 7, 2014 - 6:19pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I knew that Admin. It's also the mark of the beast in the Bible. It's a Satanic taboo number.

JimDon5822
Posted July 21, 2019 - 5:48pm

I believe this is also the Yacht Club but in yellow gold.  Just more worn so the angular lines are more rounded.  

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 26, 2018 - 11:52am

It does look like the Yacht Club. 

$50 is almost $800 in today's money, with approx. $100 a month payments. There are jewellers who still do this.