Date this movement

Can any one date this movement please.

el tel
Posted January 23, 2012 - 7:43am

This is the front of the above watch

GVP
Posted January 23, 2012 - 7:50am

 certainly pre 1924. Other than that I don't know. If anyone has any info on the pre 24 serial numbers they may help. I have come across a couple of movements like this inc a BBI.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 23, 2012 - 7:55am

The first numeral of the Case seriel number is a good indication of the Watches production Date.

What is it?

2 = 1922

IMO

el tel
Posted January 23, 2012 - 8:16am

The number inside the case appears to be 1361316 , these are pictures by the seller , I have not received the watch yet.  

simpletreasures
Posted January 23, 2012 - 8:50am

Really nice example of what I believe is a 1921 "Bulova" watch. Nice to see face marked "Bulova", please update with more pics when watch arrives. I have a 19K marked case as well, nice to see another one.

Great find el tel.

Almost forgot to mention, I believe Nova Novice has a similar watch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 23, 2012 - 8:53am

agreed 1921

el tel
Posted January 23, 2012 - 9:08am

Thanks for the feedback , paid the princely sum of about $15 for it.  :-) 

terry

simpletreasures
Posted January 23, 2012 - 9:15am

The American Standard Watch Case Company was founded in 1920 and formerly located on Sprague Street. The building at 425 Dexter Street was constructed in 1942-43. A newspaper article reported that American Standard Watch Case Company led the trade in the late 1920s. The building was modernized in 1945 with an addition to accommodate a cafeteria for the company’s 850 employees. The company was bought by watch giant Bullova in 1948 (RIHPHC 1979, 1981; Woodward 1986), who still used this factory as of 1981. The building is currently occupied by K & M Associates.

The above is just a little factual information that might interest you!

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William Smith
Posted January 23, 2012 - 6:50pm

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Thanks for this info.  Very helpful and inline citations for those who want to look further...(that ain't gonna be me though).  Good history/facts.

el tel
Posted January 23, 2012 - 10:55am

Does that mean its not a Bulova case.

terry

simpletreasures
Posted January 23, 2012 - 7:26pm

Terry, at the time Bulova made your watch they WEREN'T making their own cases, they subbed out or farmed out the cases the needed with their specs to fit their movements.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 23, 2012 - 11:09am

It's a Case known to be used by Bulova.

el tel
Posted January 23, 2012 - 11:19am

looking through the watch ads , the above watch case and face is similar to a 156 on the 1923 adds.

terry

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 23, 2012 - 12:59pm

agreed.

1921 156

el tel
Posted January 24, 2012 - 4:31am

Is there enough proof for ADMIN to register this as a 1921 no 156 , or is more evidence required ?

thanks    terry

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 24, 2012 - 5:17am

terry,

You have everything required.

IMO

el tel
Posted January 25, 2012 - 3:10pm

Could ADMIN kindly register this watch please , it would be a first for me. Thankyou

terry

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William Smith
Posted January 25, 2012 - 3:30pm

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Hi Terry

I think you gotta ad the watch yourself under your account.  If the model name is not available in the dropdown menu, there is a box in which you can ad the new model name.  This gets it in the system, then magically some stars appear from the panel members.  The movement databse is not updated automatically, but that's something I can do soon.  I include a reference in the comments field of the movement database to the watch on record evidencing the actual movement to keep things clean, so after you or admin ad the watch, I'll update and cite it in mvent database comments.

Will

el tel
Posted January 25, 2012 - 3:35pm

Thanks for the response , will have a go at it tomorrow. One question , is the movement number A1 ?

terry

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William Smith
Posted January 25, 2012 - 3:37pm

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I think so.