Bulova 1933 Kirkwood

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on October 8, 2019 - 7:55pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Watch Description

Two tone case with a triple stamped movement - square shield,  with lighter hand stamped "T" and "X" (1931, 32 and 33). Stamps are clustered next to the movement s/n and tough to photograph. Mounted on a later period yellow gold filled Foster scissor band.

No interior stamping indicating gold content, but case has an "F" stamped on one end between the lugs.

1933 seems to be correct and Kirkwood is what we have been ID-ing this case as. Referenced ad states 15 jewel, but I believe all of these we have ID'ed previousy are 17, like this example. Watch appears all original (except band and possibly hands) and still sports the original celluloid dust cover. Hands don't match 1934 ad, but match 2 other pre-1934 examples in the Db? Possibly a variance between "dress" and "radium" face?

Keeps time +/- a minute over 24.

1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
1933 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Geoff Baker
Posted October 9, 2019 - 9:03pm

Nice watch Bob, excellent condition. Two date codes moderately common but three is unusual.

1933 Bulova Kirkwood

Posted October 10, 2019 - 8:10am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks, Geoff. Case is really crisp, face has a few "measles" that don't bother me. I was pretty surprised by the triple date stamp and honestly didn't see it until I was taking photos for the Db upload. The yellowed slightly opaque dust cover pretty much hid the lighter hand stampings.

Kathy L.
Posted October 9, 2019 - 11:19pm

Nice one Bob!

1933 Bulova Kirkwood

Posted October 10, 2019 - 8:08am

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thanks Kathy, my latest "OCD" is the two tone cases of this time period :o)

Posted October 10, 2019 - 7:01am

1933 Bulova Kirkwood