Bulova 1932 -Unknown

Submitted by tshanno on July 11, 2020 - 12:42pm
Manufacture Year
1932
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
T
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
588246
Case Serial No.
2128550
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Welp, I think its a 1932 but I can't find any model matching this one.  I found some models that were close but no cigar because the border wasn't exactly right.  The markings on the case are unusual (to me).

The movement is your standard 15 J, 10AN.  Its got the 1932/1942 date code (tau).

The case is marked "Bulova Quality" but there's no indication as to what its made of (e.g. "14 K rolled gold plate" or something).  There's the standard 7 digit serial number on the inside as reported above.  But in addition, there's a 6 digit serial number on the outside:  203725.  I haven't run into that before.

It runs and keeps time.

 

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Geoff Baker
Posted July 13, 2020 - 9:47pm

Tom, I'm stumped. It's hard to believe that we've have been presented with yet another Unknown 1930's era Bulova watch. it really feels like these depression years are the most challenging for us to ID. Thanks for keeping us looking!

1932 Bulova Unknown

tshanno
Posted July 15, 2020 - 3:04pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Yes.  A lot of them seem to have this square shape with a different pattern on the bezel.  This one is otherwise exactly like a Stanford.

plainsmen
Posted July 15, 2020 - 11:03pm

Yup.. totally unknown with that fat stepped case.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 16, 2020 - 4:35am

Yep, there are a good number of unknown s from this period. Makes you think that Bulova just simply didn't advertise all their models and that you needed to visit a jeweler to really see their line-up.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 16, 2020 - 2:47pm

1932 Unknown

JimDon5822
Posted July 16, 2020 - 8:22pm

Yet another unknown....Good looking one for sure.

JimDon5822
Posted July 16, 2020 - 8:22pm

Yet another unknown....Good looking one for sure.