I was wandering a car show swap-meet the other day and happened across this one.
The watch was clearly filthy but...it was a model I have been looking for. This watch dates to 1929 and is the Crusador (sic) model. The Crusador is a tough find, and is very similar to and often confused with the more common Templar/Templan model which has a similar shape and an identical engraving pattern. The easiest way to tell the difference is the Templar uses the 13 ligne tonneau shaped movement, whereas the Crusador uses the 10 1/2 ligne round movement (10AN, 10AL, etc.).
An additional attraction was the striped "linen" dial - which is pretty uncommon. More commonly Bulovas from this period sport an applied radium number dial, or occasionally a plain finish applied numeral dial. The dial looks to be in good original condition.
Opening the back showed the correct date coded 10AN - 15j movement with 4 adjustments. The dust cover is intact. Mechanically, it is in fair condition - the balance is intact but there is a problem with the regulator. The movement is quite dirty.
The back is in very poor condition however, pitted and repaired...
A quick cleaning of the case and it now looks like this. I will put it on the bench for service soon. I will also be replacing the crystal.
What do y'all think?