Bulova 1931 -Unknown

Submitted by tshanno on August 10, 2020 - 5:17am
Manufacture Year
1931
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
Square Shield
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
667337
Case Serial No.
1187858
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
GS H440
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Tempting to call this a Sky King but it could as easily go down as an unknown.

The movement is a 17J 10AN which is consistent with a Sky King.  The case is marked "Bulova Quality".  Both are 1931.

It runs.  I relumed the hands but its otherwise as I bought it.

This one is definitely different.  The shape says "Sky King" but the gold filigree on the bezel is unique.  In fairness, there does appear to be some variation in the gold pattern in the Sky Kings but I've never seen one where the gold in the bottom and top borders is vertical and not horizontal.  Regardless, I think its a cool design.

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tshanno
Posted August 10, 2020 - 5:26am

Humph.  It appears I didn't label the "Movement" picture correctly and published a second picture of the case back instead.  Here's the movement.

movement

tshanno
Posted August 12, 2020 - 8:11am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 10, 2020 - 7:12pm

We've one other example of this watch that I can find in the dB, marked as Unknown. The case is very similar to the two Sky King cases but those gold decorations on the top and bottom stile throw it off. Unlike the other one the dial appears correct. This is a very nice example but alas I fear it Unknown

1931 Bulova Unknown

plainsmen
Posted August 11, 2020 - 8:55am

Yeah... this guy is still Unknown.  I've had one and seen about 4 others.  Legit model for sure.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 12, 2020 - 4:27am

Yep, this is one of those mystery case models that we have yet to find an advert for. Very Sky King looking indeed, but we believe it's not one of those.

1931 Bulova Unknown.