Bulova 1933 Oakley

Submitted by JP on February 13, 2012 - 4:06pm
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27.09mm x 17.64mm
Watch Description

The watch has a hinged bezel and the inside of the back has Bulova Quality with a B below that and a number 3204891 stamped into it. Gold filled top and SS back on bracelet. I have searched through the ads from 1930 to 1946 and could find nothing on this watch or any mention of a hinged case bezel. The watch runs and keeps very good time and I have not cleaned it yet. The X throws me off since it could be a 1933 or a 1943. I think the case was one of the ones that First speaks of that was made outside of Bulova before they started making their own but not sure. Back of case back is gold also. No mention of 10k RGP or Gold Filled any where on the case.


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1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
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Posted February 1, 2013 - 12:04pm

Yes Bobbee, I agree. That is why I used the 1933 date.


William Smith
Posted February 1, 2013 - 5:11pm

In reply to by JP

I believe that's the one we have been using- the inside. It usually has seven (or sometimes six) digits which not only coinsides  with the length of most other Bulova case SN's,  but these inside numbers seem to match other attributes of dating.

Posted February 1, 2013 - 5:33pm

I see many in the DB that have a six number SN  but should have seven, using the wrong set of numbers, easy mistake to make. I believe I posted on a few, but nothing happened to change the date so I gave up.