14K watch?

So last week a friend gave me a plastic bag full of watches because he knew I like to use gears and findings in my artwork. Some of them are in horrible condition, falling apart everywhich way and missing their bands. Most are fairly cheap. I prefer to use that type as their is little danger of destroying something that should, instead, be preserved.

However, there was one that popped out at me.  It's a lady's Bolova watch and it has the words '14K' on the back. I don't know a lot about watches, but I do know a little about jewelry and that sent up a red flag. So I was wondering if you guys could help me identify it. The face has a little wear on the inside, but it's got a series of 22 clear stones set around it. There's a number on the back that reads  115427 and then N4 underneath.


Posted January 25, 2011 - 9:03pm


N4 = 1974 case production, the 23 just above the 6 marker =23 Jewel Movement, probably a Bulova "23" model, 14K white Gold case and the stones are probably Diamond Chips.

I would not use this one for art work!

Posted January 25, 2011 - 9:44pm

Definately not! And thanks! =D

I was actually guessing they were diamond chips, as it would be kind of a waist to have glass set in electrum. But...as I look closer, and from the side, I can actually see that they're faceted. Hmm!

Posted January 26, 2011 - 1:57am

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Other tha to agree on a Bulova 23, they usually came with a model name aswell.

Here is an ad of one that comes close.

Bulova 1971