Bulova 1930 Lafayette

Submitted by JimDon5822 on November 18, 2018 - 8:04pm
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This is what I believe to be a La Fayette.   It is a plain bezel with etching on the side.   It has arabic numbers that are lumed.  It has cathederal hands but the hour hand is the wrong replacement hand.  

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Posted November 19, 2018 - 5:27am

the material is 14k white gold or stainless steel, there is some mark on the outside of the case

Posted November 19, 2018 - 9:06am

My guess is stainless steel.   There are no marks on the back  or anywhere where it states it is called filled or plated   .

Kathy L.
Posted November 19, 2018 - 10:18am

I believe BULOVA QUALITY was how they marked rolled gold in this time period.  I will have to find where I have read that.

Posted November 20, 2018 - 8:51pm

The case is 14K White Gold Filled (Rolled Gold) and not stainless steel.

Can you confirm that there is no engraving on the front bezel on the front sides. It might just be the photo or slight dings in the case that look like engraving.

Posted November 21, 2018 - 1:08pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

The bezel is smooth without engraving.   The only engraving is on the side of the case.  

Geoff Baker
Posted November 22, 2018 - 9:05am

Smooth case seal the deal for me

1930 Bulova La Fayette

Kathy L.
Posted November 24, 2018 - 11:33am

1930 Bulova La Feyette

Posted November 24, 2018 - 8:29pm

La Feyette it is. Hopefully you can source a placement cathederal hour hand to bring this beauty back to its orginal state.

Do you happen to have a photo of the band and buckle?