Bulova design patent: Piping Rock look-alike

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Bulova design patent: Piping Rock look-alike

#1 Post by Mugea » Mon May 30, 2016 10:11 pm

Found a Bulova design patent what might be interesting for Bulova collectors:

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US design Patent D 84496 applied 21. October 1930, granted on 23. June 1931 to William Scheibel, who assigned the patent to Bulova.

"The dominant features (…) are shown in full lines" means: the quintessence of the design is the bezel with the word "UNIVERSITY" interrupted by Roman numbers XII and VI.

I knew already, that Bulova made a Piping Rock look-alike. But with such a bezel? Has anybody seen such a variation?



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Re: Bulova design patent: Piping Rock look-alike

#2 Post by watchdoc » Tue May 31, 2016 5:29 am

Not for the watch, but for the bezel design. I doubt it ever made it to production.

Nice find though.
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Re: Bulova design patent: Piping Rock look-alike

#3 Post by Nookster » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:40 pm

very cool find
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