Bulova 1928 Patricia

Submitted by blueyedpainter on April 2, 2012 - 3:20pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
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Case Serial No.
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Watch Description

I believe this is double stamped with the shield.. Please check out the close up pic of the movement to clarify if I'm just seeing things!

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William Smith
Posted April 2, 2012 - 4:09pm

looks like circle hand stamped later, over mvnt SN (225637? I can't make it out above).  So later circle stamp would be 1934 not 1925.  Do we have idea on how late movement SN's appeared on 6AF's and/or is that end date consistent between movement calibers in general?  That's quite a few years btwn crecent moon and circle.  

Earliest 6AF in movement database is 1929. http://www.mybulova.com/node/972

So a 1928 movement, later stamped w/ 1934 circle, in a 1928 Patricia case.  What does that mean?

Posted April 2, 2012 - 4:43pm

I don't think it's a circle.  The picture is not great, but I have other watches with the circle stamp and this isn't perfectly round like those are.  It looks like a poorly stamped shield (maybe that's not the right name of that stamp?) but then it would be a 1928/1929?  I saw the possible double stamp on the watch when viewing it online and I had to have it... Got to love a good mystery! :)

William Smith
Posted April 2, 2012 - 4:59pm

In reply to by blueyedpainter

I see the circle almost looks elliptical.  Though it may have been from hand stamping.  ...and I can relate to buying Bulova things on line just to try and unravel the mystery.  Usually they end up in the third drawer, with some notes in my ledger. 

Posted April 2, 2012 - 6:49pm

Circle is possibly 1925?

The Case serial # and Crescent Moon Movement Date stamp go hand in hand - 1928.

Posted April 19, 2012 - 11:56pm

I recently bought a magnifying glass that goes up to 15X.  I'm about 99% positive that it's a poorly hand stamped shield, which would be 1929.  What it means.....I got nothing.... Super cool and at the jewelers for repair/oiling none the less.  Patricia is already a favorite in the collection.

Posted July 31, 2015 - 9:13pm

Hi Blueyedpainter, I am trying to solve the mystery of the double date code. To that extend I need to know what the case signature is i.e. what is written inside the case. You have a picture or otherwise can you let me know if it says "Bulova" in combination with "New York" or "Bulova" in combination with "American Standard"? Thanks!

William Smith
Posted July 31, 2015 - 11:36pm

In reply to by Alex

I sent owner a Privat Message w/ same question.  Sometimes folks don't see that we have commented or made a request for more info in the thread, but they may get a notice saying they have received a private message.  The link to Private Message the watch owner as at the bottom of the root record.