Bulova 1933 Princeton

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on October 22, 2020 - 9:52am
Manufacture Year
1933
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
X
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
3042181
Case shape
Stepped
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Cool 2 tone hinged case with pattern match period band installed by me. S/N on case and movement date code both 1933. This appears to me to be a pretty scarce model. Best possible matches are Alexander and Princeton (neither with 2-tone ad confirmation). Alexanders in the Db are all 7 or 15 jewels, and period ad price points reflect this ($24.75 & $29.75). The Princeton ads state 15 jewel, however price ($37.50) would seem to indicate 17 jewels.

We have previously ID'ed an identical watch as Princeton, as well as an all yellow gold one - both 17 jewel.

Keeps perfect time as received.

Ad referenced dated 1933.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 22, 2020 - 9:58am

33 Wilkes ad

Kathy L.
Posted October 22, 2020 - 11:47am

I am good with Princeton.  This ad really shows that it looks two tone.  The_Times_Tribune_Wed__Dec_19__1934_

Princeton

1934 Bulova Princeton

 

Geoff Baker
Posted October 22, 2020 - 8:43pm

We never really determined that the Princeton was two tone, I rather think it was not as the advert doesn't state it, as it normally did, when it was. Note that one of the adverts above specifies white OR yellow. We have it both ways in the dB already. Inasmuch as the case is a match to the advert, I'll go along with Princeton. 

1933 Bulova Princeton

JimDon5822
Posted October 25, 2020 - 10:06am

Everything seems to be a match to a 1933 Bulova Princeton noting two tone model is tentative until an ad surfaces.