Here's an oldie...

1924 6PP, 15 Jewel, 2 Adjustments (never seen it marked like that before)  Uber old.

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:15pm

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Nice. It's an Aurore-Villeret. Restrictions on imports changed over the years, and Bulova was able to get through an import loophole in later years by importing "unadjusted" movts, which many other companies did as well. The 'unadjusted' designation is really meaningless, but allowed the item to be considered an unfinished product. The Bulova modifications, if any, but including the Bulova engraving, were done either at Bulova's Swiss factory, or at the US one. I imagine this dictated how the ebauche was stamped, but there could be other factors also. 

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William Smith
Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:40pm

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Nice old movement.  Rob, do you see a hallmark which tips you off to A-V?  Maybe behind the center wheel on the same plate w/ two adj and swiss(below balance).

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 24, 2012 - 7:01am

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Well besides the fact that it looks like one, and Bulova used these commonly in watches of the period, I looked it up. There are quite a few oval movts in the same style from the period, some very good quality, including one I had in a Genex (Rolex). I repair a lot of vintage watches, and after a while, it's like seeing an old friend. 

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timerestoration
Posted April 24, 2012 - 7:17am

Nic eold movement! Can we see the dial side (with the dial removed)?