Identification Help

I recently received this watch as a gift. Apparently the seller did not know much about the watch. I've done some research and can't find much that matches this particular Bulova. Any help in identifying model/year would be great. I have included images with as much information as I can find on the watch.



Posted December 28, 2011 - 12:43pm

There are some ads in the data base that show some pocket watches along with wristwatches. Check the 40's/50's ads?

Posted December 28, 2011 - 10:21pm

I've looked through the adverts (sorry for the lack of research on my part prior to posting) and, there are some pocket watches that are similar in the 40's and 50's, both the Tuxedo and Chesterfield models are similar. The aspects of my watch that I can't find in any of the ads, including going back to the earliest ads, are, the detail work on the case (seems more indicative of earlier watches) and the gold "dots" marking the minutes around the face. All of the later watches have the screened "graph" style minute markings. Also, the screening around the second hand is more simplistic on my watch.

I am working on various searches through the forums to see if there are any pictures of similar watches at this point. Fun to receive, not only a beautiful time piece, but also an intriguing mystery to solve.

Thanks for any help or insight.

Posted December 28, 2011 - 10:31pm

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 This pocket watch is from the early / mid 1920s. Probably will not have a model name but more likely to have a model number. A clearer photo of the movement would be really nice. 

I also think that these glass back cases were used by sales rep or jewelers to showing the movements to potential buyers.

Very nice watch!

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 11:52am

 It is possible that the movement was recased.

Posted December 30, 2011 - 1:35am

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Certainly is possible.