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Bulova 1934 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1934

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

13AT

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

723766

Case Serial No.: 

4002255

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I picked this one up from the NAWCC meeting this past weekend. It hasn't been serviced yet, so the movt does look dirty.

The bonus for me in this case is the original bracelet, which I rarely find in this kind of condition. Most, in fact all of the 13AT's I have ever come across are in the Jump hour or direct read "White Prince" types of watches.

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1934 Bulova watch
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1934 Bulova watch
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bobbee
Posted May 2, 2014 - 8:38am

Date on this one still wrong.

1934 Oakley.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 4, 2014 - 5:08am

 

We need another avert showing the Oakley. The avert shown previously has a slightly different case than that of the subject watch. The lugs are different. I'd be ok with Oakley if we had another avert showing a better match for the case.

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bobbee
Posted July 12, 2014 - 4:57am

Vote is four for Oakley, Bourg01, Geoff Baker, ReverendRob, me.

Unknown, one vote. Admin.

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 18, 2018 - 1:29am

I think the Kirkwood...

The Morning Call Allentown, PA 21 Aug 1936 - Kirkwood & Chancellor

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 18, 2018 - 6:21am

I think so too

1934 Bulova Kirkwood

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 21, 2018 - 10:30am

Panel - what say you?

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted January 12, 2019 - 11:19am

Except for the sub second, the dial looks correct. I don't think the hands are original at all.

I was going to say Kirkwood, but possibly Oakley is the right call. I think we should disregard the hands.

1934 Oakley.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted April 22, 2018 - 6:33pm

I am more inclined to say subject watch is an Oakley and case differences are the drawing and case wear on watch. It appears to me that in the Oakley ad, the slight step can be seen in the lower right side of drawing. I think the perspective is a little off in the artist rendition.

Another possibility is that what we are seeing here is a Kirkwood case housing a swapped movement and face from an Oakley.

Case best matches drawing in Kirkwood ad, face best matches Oakley ad. Hand don't match either ad.The absence of a seconds subdial in the Kirkwood ad is a potential ID issue for me.

My vote is Oakley, noting the movement might be a replacement (15/17 J discrepancy)