Bulova 1935 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by brandall54 on January 10, 2019 - 7:07pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
none shown on case
Case shape
Crystal Details
20.8mm x 13.7mm curved
Additional Information

I went through the 3 years the circle was used, 1925, 1934 and 1944 and couldn't find anything

1925 Bulova watch
1925 Bulova watch
1925 Bulova watch
Posted January 10, 2019 - 8:27pm

Can we please have a clear, focused photo of your watch as it's difficult to see the style and details on the back case.


Posted January 10, 2019 - 8:37pm

Dear Brandall54, first some questions for you. Is there Bulova on the dial? I can’t see it clearly on the picture provided. Is there Bulova stamped anywhere inside or outside on the case? Let us know. 

Posted January 10, 2019 - 11:02pm

There is nothing printed or stamped on the back. On the inside of the back is the leter N and it says "base metal stainless. That is the only thing printed anywhere on the case. I don't know what an abulica is but the only thing on the face is the word Bulova

Posted January 10, 2019 - 11:12pm

I hope this one is a little better

Posted January 11, 2019 - 5:39am

Sorry about the strange word. That was just an autocorrect of my lousy typing. I meant Bulova of course on the dial. 

with respect to your watch I suspect that the case is not original. Someone just put a Bulova movement inside. Also the (early) 6AF is not in line with the style of the case that is from much later date. I vote for non conforming. 

Kathy L.
Posted January 11, 2019 - 11:11am

I looked through the ads and didn't find anything like it.  I agree with Alex, the age of the movement (1925) does not seem to match the case which appears to be non-Bulova.  


Reverend Rob
Posted January 11, 2019 - 11:52am

It was not uncommon for movts to be placed in different cases if the case was getting beat up, especially when different companies used the same size/type of movt. The main goal of the watch repairer was to effectively extend the service life of the watch, often with no regard to future 'originality'.

I would agree with Non-Conforming.


Posted January 11, 2019 - 1:35pm


Posted January 11, 2019 - 6:54pm

So be it. lol Thank you for the info...seems I have a few of those.

Posted January 12, 2019 - 7:56am