Bulova 1930 Bernard

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on
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W*C 9A218 199
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Hinged Case measures 34mm Lug to Lug x 27mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.  Butler finish Dial shows Radium numerals, Bulova signature and tracks are printed in Black. A sub second Dial obscures the 6.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 6, 2011 - 5:01pm

The subject watch sure looks like a Brunswick!


Posted March 6, 2011 - 5:30pm

Close scrutiny of the last ad will reveal highly engraved verticals with a Gold inlay running along the Glass (see right side vertical). The lower horizontal also appears engraved.

All of these Case details would therefore match the unnamed Watch depicted in the much clearer ad above it.


Wayne Hanley
Posted March 6, 2011 - 5:52pm


You can't prove that the ad you are refering to is a Revere nor can I prove it to be a Brunswick..

On the left is what is believed to be a Brunswick watch & on the right is the ad above cropped & rotated for accurate comparison.

Other opinions are appreciated.





Posted March 6, 2011 - 6:00pm

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

I know the ad is a conceptual artists rendering, but it looks to me that the actual watch is much more square than the add, especially the rail road min track...this is a tough one with the artist's renderings not showing depth or color to discern to area along the vert edge of crystal....tough id for sure these two are very close, awesome looking piece !!!!

Posted March 6, 2011 - 10:04pm

In reply to by Wayne Hanley


Where is the evidence/ad/proofshowing the Watch in question as a 'BRUNSWICK'???

I'd like to see it for comparison.

The Two ads I show are the same Watch IMO, very clearly naming this design 'REVERE'

Posted March 6, 2011 - 10:32pm

OK guys....  Here's a couple of good scans from ads.  I don't know what to call this one.  From these ads it's not either one.  Doesn't mean that Bulova did not name this watch the same as one of these in a different ad. I  don't see how anybody could render an opinion based upon that scan of the Revere.  It's hard to tell that it's even a watch.





Wayne Hanley
Posted March 6, 2011 - 10:34pm

Here is a 1928 Revere watch with 1930 Revere ad.


Posted March 6, 2011 - 10:43pm

Yup,  Bulova marketing strikes again.  Two different ads with the same name.  I gotta say that the watch in question I've never seen referred to as a Revere in any ad.  Maybe if someone names a watch they should at least produce a clear scan of an ad showing the name(EBay listings DO NOT count).



Wayne Hanley
Posted March 6, 2011 - 10:50pm

Here is a 1928 Revere & Jay's picture. Looks like a match to me! Even the fish are swimming in a matching direction.


Posted March 7, 2011 - 5:51am


Thank You for the new, and much clearer ads !!

Based on the information shown this Model is not the  'REVERE' afterall, nor is it the  'BRUNSWICK'.