Description:  1929 Alhambra

Model Name

Alhambra

Case Date

1929

Case Serial

9139231

Signature Locations

Inside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

"Bulova, New York"

Movement

8AT, 15 Jewel, no adjustments indicated

Movement Date Code

1929

Movement Serial

306423

Case Material Description

14K Gold Filled (white with black and green enamel)

Case Dimensions

29mm lug to lug x 21mm without crown

(22.3mm without lugs)

Case Type

Single-hinged, rectangular

Crystal Specifications

17.7mm x 16.6mm, rectangular (G-S X555)

Other Details

1924 patent date inside case

No dust shield or ring

NOTES:  Admittedly, this watch is not an exact match for the ad posted below, as the ad shows the lugs continuing straight off the bezel rather than attached.  However, the engraving patterns are identical, and the illustration clearly also shows a different color of enamel in the center of the bezel, where mine has the green color.  Moreover, G-S Crystal Catalog 1937 lists the Alhambra as taking a crystal that is a match for this watch.  So, I'm tentatively calling this the Alhambra on the basis that the case design may have undergone a minor change during the two years between the ad and the date this watch was produced.  This is another of the wonderful Ladies' Sports Models, which are distinguished by their regular (versus wire) lugs, intended to take a leather strap. 

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1929 Alhambra

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