Bulova 1929 Fleetwood

Submitted by plainsmen on January 10, 2021 - 6:39pm
Manufacture Year
1929
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
Shield
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
665158
Case Serial No.
9417198
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

1929 Bulova.... two tone Fleetwood.

1929 Bulova Unk 1-10-21 Mens Front
1929 Bulova Unk 1-10-21 Mens Left
1929 Bulova Unk 1-10-21 Mens Rht
1929 Bulova Unk 1-10-21 Mens Mvt
1929 Bulova Unk 1-10-21 Mens IC
1929 Bulova Unk 1-10-21 Mens Back
neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 10, 2021 - 8:09pm

Nice one indeed! I see two choices and ID might be by year, jewel count or both. We have a 1929 listed as Fleetwood and 1930 & 1931 listed as Round The World. Looks like the same watch to me, but Fleetwood appears to be 17J and RTW 15J

jabs
Posted January 11, 2021 - 5:00am

1929 BulovaFleetwood is good match

JimDon5822
Posted January 11, 2021 - 9:33am

I am not sure either of these match the Fleetwood.  It looks to be a Round the World Case based on an ad I found from 1931.    The Fleetwood has no engraving between the lugs but the RTW has engraving as documented in this 1931 ad. Seems slightly different but this could be artistic license. 

Fleetwood

1931 Round the World Ad  showing Engraving.   

The Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) · 30 Oct 1931, Fri · Page 33

Round the World

Alex
Posted January 11, 2021 - 10:17am

Yeah, there is 4 variants of this model. In October 1929, it is introduced as Ambassador in single white gold color without the engraving between the lugs. In December 1929, the Fleetwood is introduced. It is the Ambassador in two-tone and is again shown without the engraving between the lugs. But during 1930, the Ambassador is advertised in the Saturday Evening Post WITH and WITHOUT the engraving between the lugs. Hence you can assume the Fleetwood exists in BOTH versions as well. Unfortunately there is no further ads of Fleetwood during 1930. I would go for Fleetwood in the variant  WITH engraving between the lugs, like what we see in Ambassador.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 12, 2021 - 9:12pm

Post and Gatty flew 'Round the World' in 1931, has to be 1929 Bulova Fleetwood