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Bulova 1928 -Unknown

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on April 2, 2021 - 9:25am
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Cresent Moon
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Crystal details
11.3mm x 21mm approx.
Watch Description

This one looks like it spent most of it's life in the sock drawer. 1924 Pat. dust cover in place and it is currently keeping near perfect time.

White gold plate with engraving on vertical crystal sides and a satin finish on the horizontals. Plain white face with lumed numbers and hands. Curved to fit the wrist case back is single hinged to bezel.

I assume this is a form of the ladies "Sport watch", but am unable to ID it. It appears this is a first for the Db.

Purchased on an obvious late 50's expansion band that I removed -  assuming the original was likely leather. 

Posted April 3, 2021 - 12:35am

The Bulova Debutante is close and maybe a variant or just an early release version.

Hands and dial indicate earlier than 1928, but hey the case and movement dates don't lie.

Alas, it's unknown for now.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 3, 2021 - 9:50pm

Yeah, that's a nice looking watch. I wish I could give her a name.........1928 Bulova Unknown

Posted April 3, 2021 - 10:02pm

Indeed a variant of the Debutante (of which 5 variants exist, like Rosalind). Since variants were most likely given a name, this variant is "Unknown". 

Posted April 5, 2021 - 9:57am

In reply to by Alex

Debutante variant was my first guess. There appears to be multiple examples in the "unknown drawer" with different faces (plain and embossed) and case engraving. Some of those may need to be re-evaluated and possibly be ID'ed as Debutante. I find plain case and engraved on all 4 sides of crystal, but none like this one yet.

Maybe some day an ad will surface.

Kathy L.
Posted April 4, 2021 - 5:42pm

It is a great find and the bracelet goes really well with it!  

Unknown for now