Pocket Watch

Bulova 1925 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1925
Movement Model: 
17P
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
2809
Case Serial No.: 
1829
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello! I got this watch from my grandfather by his lifetime and as I was much younger that time we didn't talk about where he got it from or anything else.

Now I hope you can help me to date the watch, because also with the guide I'm not able to do it.

Case (Inside): BULOVA W.Co, 18K, 1829, (and something engraved like A.T.1973, but this is engraved by hand)

Movement: 2809, BULOVA WATCH Co, SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS, 17P, (Swiss is writen very little on it), 2 TWO ADJ

Waiting for your Answers...

Thank you,

Mike

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1925 Bulova watch

Bulova 1940 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
17AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
9006344
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hey all again. After finding the last one, I had to buy the brother of another mother. Now I have the white and black dial. Hopefully, a definitive answer will come soon as to the watch name, etc.  in any case, this one is ticking away and is keeping great time. 

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SgtJCJ 1940 Bulova Pocket watch 08 30 2014
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch

Bulova 1941 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
17AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
0010114
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

There are actually 3 symbols, omega, shield and an asterisk.  I have no idea what model it is. I cannot find one with a black face around this age. Any help would be appreciated. 

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1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1922 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1922
Movement Model: 
17
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
1200064
Case Serial No.: 
4678761
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Crystal Details: 
1.5"
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I don't seem to be able to find the manufacture date based on the information on the website.  Watch runs and keeps time (2m4s off after one day)

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1922 Bulova watch
1922 Bulova watch
1922 Bulova watch
1922 Bulova watch

Bulova 1920 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1920
Movement Model: 
17
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1025261
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case engraved on inside 'GUY FROM MABEL DEC. 25 1923'. Back case engraved 'GWC'

I've just serviced this beauty and she now runs pretty much perfectly which is a great pleasure to witness. Lost 10 seconds over 48 hours and that was not even adjusted when re-assembled.

All original parts with '8' stamped on the main plate, bridge and barrell bridge.

Movement plate stamp with serial number 1194674.

When I saw this watch for sale I was really keen to buy it and restored her as best I could back to beautiful working order. It feels great to hold and really has some weight to it.

I'm really hoping we can find some nice early adverts showing this pocket watch.

 

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1920 Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1924 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1924
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
Thin H ?
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
1380
Case Serial No.: 
None
Case shape: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
None
Additional Information: 

    I bought this movement off of the net not knowing what it was other than what I could see of it (bad Pictures)and it looked worth taking a chance on since it was cheap. Turns out it's a Bulova.  It appears from the name stamping "Bulova W. Co." to be a 1924 or earlier model. However on the plate it also has the triangle denoting 1926 manufacture. The triangle has a 13 in it although it can't be seen in the pictures. There is also the word Swiss stamped in script on the plate.   It is a 17 jewel, 4 adjustment.  It has the words "Thin H "on the bridge and on the barrel bridge is the number 1380. I believe the works/bridges are nickle plated. There is nothing (that I could see) stamped underneath the balance cock but I haven't taken it all the way down yet.

     The dial is silver metal with painted Arabic numerals and on the back of the dial is the name L.Meroz-Hurst who I understand made dials for a lot of companies. Also on the dial plate is the number 549227. There is also a number 7  on the dial plate up towards the winding mechanism.  I don't know a whole lot about watches and everything I've been able to find has come directly from this site. I have been able to find no reference to the "Thin H' designation but I would would almost assume it is a model designation of some type. The balance is free and it appears that with a cleaning and oiling this watch will run. In the pictures you can see where some ambitous soul appears to have pried it from it's case, probably for gold recovery. Luckily they didn't hit anything vital .

    I appreciate any information anyone might have or any ideas of where else I can search. 

   

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Bulova 1976 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1976
Movement Model: 
16ac2
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7935
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

on the inside of the back it has   JS,  7935,  SWISS,  N6. and on what i think is called the movement it has  BULOVA WATCH CO,  16AC2,  N6  SEVENTEEN , 17 JEWELS. some of the parts are rusted and it dont work i found it in a field in arkansas

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1976 Bulova watch

Bulova 1968 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
218D
Case Serial No.: 
M7 Y537598
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

 This pocket watch was my father's retirement gift in 1969.  The watch runs and is engraved on the back cover. Inside back cover is ink stamped 2-7 2775 Use only genuine accutron cell marked w-4 install with yellow seal towards case back (w-4 toward dial) This watch is a true tuning fork as it was made in the first time frame. Later ones are hybrids using Quartz Crystals to activate the tuning forks.  Since I first posted this I have found out that Bulova of New York contracted with a New Jersey Co. to supply movements, fabrication, cases, and engraving while the other company did all the advertising,ordering and shipping. I saw a old sales catalogue showing how to order it. The New Jersey co. did not have any records so that is as far as I can get. These were special ordered from New Jersey as part of an Employee award by his Employer in 1968-9.This is the company's current web address  http://www.allamericanemployeeawards.com/page/45030. Since my original post this watch has consistently kept percise time until battery wears down. I am replacing the battery using an Accu-cell #1 and getting about 11 months from each battery.  If you have one please post infomation to me as I am still curious if there were a lot of them made. I believe they were sold as part of the Executive Collection it is similar to the Ashton. I have seen 2 more like it 1 made in 1969 the other in 1978. They were up for auction. Images 3&4 show these other watches.

 

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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1967 Pocket Watch

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
Accutron 219
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