Just this minute completed the purchase of something vintage! I wanted something special to celebrate my 50th birthday which was last week. I wanted something Art Deco from the 1930's and I wanted something that had patina, not restored.
So I ended up getting a 1937 Bulova "American Clipper" Art Deco watch, it is gold filled as opposed to plated, gold filled is a solid layer of gold fused to a base metal. No engravings on the gold filled case back and the case and crystal are in first class shape. Dial has lovely patina and the watch is freshly serviced and keeping good time.
The movements in these old Bulova's are lovely quality, this is a higher grade "adjusted" 17 jewel movement with lovely bridges. Can't wait for it to arrive! Case is 37mm long and 26mm wide, big for those days and a perfect size for this style of watch.