Well, it's finally here, the crown I ordered from the unresponsive eBayer (wouldn't confirm if crown was signed "Bulova") and about which I started the thread "Death to eBay GSP" a while back.
Is this crown a Bulova crown, or just a crown with a "B" cast into it? I seem to recall some other mention made recently about this, but can't see the thread. I asked bobbee about it, too, and he sent me a picture of his Bulova Bruce with a Bulova signed crown on it (shown here, hope that's ok, B). But his crown profile (flat top, straight sided, a #142, I think) and mine (stepped, #139) are different. I'm showing the Bulova catalog page, too, but this only shows the side-on view.
So a definitive answer please: are Bulova crowns either: 1. signed with the full name or no name - or 2. are there those with just the "B," like this one? Many thanks, all.