Description:  1934 Monogram

Model Name

Monogram

Case Date

Unknown

Case Serial

409923

Signature Locations

Outside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

"Bulova"

Movement

10AN, 21 Jewels, no adjustments indicated, USA

Movement Date Code

1934

Case Material Description

10K Gold Filled (yellow)

Case Dimensions

38mm lug to lug x 25.5mm without crown

Case Type

Single-hinged, hexagonal with steps

Crystal Specifications

23.8mm x 16.3mm, hexagona (G-S H462)

Other Details

 

NOTES: This watch was identified as the Monogram based on three reasons:  1) the crystal used by this watch is identified in the 1937 G-S catalog as belonging to the Monogram; 2) this watch is different from the 1934 Kirkwood, though there are striking similarities, and 3) the very similar Kirkwood model was believed to take a slightly larger crystal, which is listed in that same G-S catalog as belonging to the Kirkwood.  However, subsequently, another watch was acquired that took the crystal identified by G-S as belonging to the Kirkwood, and that model was also shown in the ads as an earlier version of the Kirkwood.  See 1931 Kirkwood.   Also, I subsequently acquired an example of the the 1934 Kirkwood, and discovered that it uses the same crystal as this watch identified as the Monogram.  So, though I am leaving this as a Monogram for now, I now suspect that it is simply a Kirkwood with different features from those shown in the 1934 ad.  It was quite typical in the 1930s for Bulova to use the same model name for watches that had a variety of features, including 1) engraved or unengraved bezel, 2) black, yellow, or white dial, 3) presence or absence of the subseconds dial, and 4) different dial style (full numbers vs. full markers).

1934 Monogram

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