Description:  1932 Trident

Model Name


Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

"Bulova Quality"


10AN, 15 Jewels, Unadjusted

Movement Date Code


Movement Serial


Case Material Description

None (white, gold)

Case Dimensions

33mm lug to lug x 26mm without crown

(26mm without lugs)

Case Type

Single-hinged, tonneau

Crystal Specifications

22mm x 21.8mm (G-S T717)

Other Details

Number on outside of case:  163551

NOTES:  This is the so-called "Contest Watch", which is discussed at length here:  So, About That New 1932/33 Lone Eagle?.  I believe this example was probably one of the earlier Tridents produced, based on its 1931 movement date and 1932 case date.  The Trident was put on the market in early October, 1932, after the conclusion of a naming contest that began the previous June.  Also late in 1932 we see the engraved version of this model marketed as the Lone Eagle, which is the subject of the blog cited above.

1932 Trident