Description:  1931 Edwin

Model Name

Edwin

Case Date

1931

Case Serial

1173861

Signature Locations

Inside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

"Bulova Quality"

Movement

10AN, 21 Jewels, 6 Adjustments

Movement Date Code

None

Case Material Description

None indicated (white gold case with yellow gold bezel engraving)

Case Dimensions

38mm without lugs x 25.6mm without crown

Case Type

Single hinged, rectangular with steps and hinged lugs

Crystal Specifications

25mm x 16.5mm, rectangular

Other Details

1927 patent date inside case

Large, hinged lugs

NOTES:  This model has the rarely seen 21 jewel 10AN movement.  Like the others I've seen with this movement, it has no movement date code or serial number.  Other examples of this movement in my collection can be viewed here:  1931 Unknown1931 Unknown, and 1932 President

 

The ad below is the first we've seen of the Edwin.  It varies from my example in that mine has a two-toned, engraved case and the dressier dial and hand combination seen in many late 1920s and early 1930s watches.   I am aware of another example of this case, which has a two-tone, unengraved case and a dial with raised guilt numbers and hands.  These examples may be variations on the Edwin, or they may turn out to be different models altogether.  During the 1930s, Bulova made quite a few models with engraved and unengraved cases, different metal colors, and varying dials, and used the same model name for all such style variations.  Well known examples of this phenomenon include the American Clipper, Minute Man, Phantom, and President, among others.  The Edwin may be another example of that phenomenon.  So, for now, I am tentatively identifying this watch as an Edwin.

1931 Edwin

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