Bulova 1934 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by Djm1227 on April 24, 2022 - 8:50pm
Manufacture Year
1934
Movement Model
13AL
Movement Date Code
Square
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
4027856
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
FOR SALE
Watch front
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JimDon5822
Posted April 24, 2022 - 9:39pm

Thank you for posting the watch.  Do you have a photo of the front of the watch you can post.  

Djm1227
Posted April 24, 2022 - 10:10pm

I'm really not sure to the date or any of it for that matter. I'm very new to this and still rather confused

Geoff Baker
Posted April 25, 2022 - 9:33pm

Inside case s/n is 4027856 (1934) and movement date code appears to be a circle (also 1934). 1934 Bulova Oakley is my ID, just like THIS one.

S/N updated

mybulova_admin
Posted April 25, 2022 - 10:02pm

I think Geoff has nailed the model ID, but I'm confused by the dial on this example. The style is correct, but is obviously not the correct proportions for the case. More than likely the dial has been replaced with something similar.

JimDon5822
Posted April 25, 2022 - 11:26pm

The dial is definitely a replacement and out of proportion.   Non-conforming would be my designation or I am OK with Oakley noting a dial replacement.

Djm1227
Posted April 25, 2022 - 11:30pm

Thank you so much this helps alot

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 26, 2022 - 9:41am

 

As Stephen stated above, the dial is correct style, but placement of markers is incorrect for the case, as is the shape of the minutes track.  Out of curiousity, I did a search with "13AL" as the only refinement. What came up in the database was Oakley, Oxford and Physician models. It appears that all used the same movement and casing 1933-1935. If the casing/movement combination isn't exclusive to one distinct model; I'm currently at non-conforming but will go with majority consensus. 

mybulova_admin
Posted April 27, 2022 - 4:08am

This is a dial from a Oakley. Note the 12 o'clock indicator length compared to the subject watch. Subject is also missing Bulova (may have been cleaned off).

1933 Bulova Oakley

Djm1227
Posted April 27, 2022 - 8:21am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Yes i did notice that it was missing the bulova on the dial. And it does look like someone has cleaned it also it looks very much worn alot. I got this and another one on a jewlery box left behind by my grandmother. And this one still works and seems to keep time. But it definitely looks very worn. Like a daily wearer.