Bulova 1935 -Unknown

Submitted by Andersok on January 2, 2014 - 8:03pm
Manufacture Year
1935
Movement Model
6AF
Movement Date Code
Triangle
Movement Jewels
21
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
5242775
Case shape
Tonneau
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Not really sure what year this watch is or if it is Mens or Ladies, since I could not match it up to an advert. Case reads: Bulova 10kt gold filled. There is a symbol after the Bulova, not sure what shape, upside-down triangle or 5-sided. Case width is approx 20.5mm without crown and 28.5 length without lugs. Lug width approx 13mm. Has decorative bead along the bezel on each side of crystal that continues over the lugs.

Movement is 6AF, 21 jewels, Triangle. Currently running

Dial does not have second hand.

Would like to know if this is a correct watch or if it contains parts from different watches/time periods. 

-watch has a new owner 5/2014

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FifthAvenueRes…
Posted January 3, 2014 - 6:29am

The production Date of the Movement matches the production Date of the Case, which is always a good sign. The symbol is believed to be the American Standard Shield. 

The Case is 'CONRAD' / 'CONQUEROR' or 'CONRAD CONQUEROR' as the GS Crystal pack reads.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/5103

or as Darren points out in the linked thread the 'DEWEY' 

 

Jewel count suggests the  'CONRAD'

 

 

 

Geoff Baker
Posted January 7, 2014 - 6:25am

Sorry Ken, this one slipped by me. I think the closest we have on this one is a possible case match to the Dewey.

The dial is different but is it lacking the sub seconds like this watch. The hands appear to have been switched out as the wear on the dial doesn't seem to line up with the tip of the minute hand. I think the dial matches the case. At this point I'm inclined to say it's an Unknown.

Andersok
Posted January 8, 2014 - 8:25am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Good catch on the hands, looks odd that whatever hands were there would have extended past the border and so close to the edge. Dial does seem to fit the case, but so far I have not seen this dial in any ads.

plainsmen
Posted January 8, 2014 - 10:35am

Same case as the Physician of the time... hrmm.. I dunno I'm going to say Unknown for now I guess?

William Smith
Posted January 9, 2014 - 7:22pm

Yea  Unknown for now.... as I also review the period ads (and newspaper decade ads).

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted January 10, 2014 - 6:34am

I'm not seeing a 'PHYSICIAN' Case anywhere but what I am seeing is an identical Watch to what has already been identified as the 'CONRAD', sans the Dial. Only on this particular 'CONRAD' the Jewel count matches the ad......

go figure.

bourg01
Posted January 23, 2014 - 6:02pm

Unknown, we've seen this watch before and have never found an ad with the dial matching. No doubt it's original though the hands have been changed/replaced at some point.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 24, 2014 - 5:16am

OK, I'm joining the Unknown club on this one.....time to publish.

bobbee
Posted March 28, 2014 - 7:15am

Franklin without a sub-dial, in the same vein as the Knight but in reverse.

Jewel count and case/dial match.