Description:  1932 Calendar Watch

Model Name

Calendar Watch

Case Date

1932

Case Serial

2227763

Signature Locations

Inside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

"Bulova Quality"

Movement

10AC, 15 Jewels, Unadjusted, Swiss

Movement Date Code

1932

Movement Serial

576625

Case Material Description

None indicated (yellow, gold)

Case Dimensions

33.25mm lug to lug x 26.5mm without crown

(26.5mm without lugs)

Case Type

Single-hinged, square

Crystal Specifications

21.5mm x 19.8mm, rectangular

Other Details

1927 patent date inside case

Dust shield and ring intact

Number on back of case:  301116

NOTES:  I have seen one other example of a similar calendar watch from this same time.  It was tonneau shaped, similar to the one shown in the 1935 Swartchild & Co Catalog excerpt included below, except the calendar window was at the 3 position instead of under the twelve.  The one shown in the catalog is quite close to mine--just a different case shape--and shows that Bulova did produce these early calendar watches.

 

A recently discovered advertisement (shown below) now verifies that Bulova introduced the Calendar Watch at the same time as the Jump Hour, i.e., toward the close of 1932.

 

1932 Calendar Watch

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