I have been told that the high end Bulova movements 21jewels or more were made in the USA that is why they don't have "Swiss" on the dial or the movement. Does anyone know this for sure and if so is this true for all the 21 jewel or starting after a certain date.
Case marked Bulova 14K gold filled New York. I believe this movement to be USA made as the dial and movement do not have "swiss" marked on them.
love this watch, it's a gorgeous art deco style in rose gold and keeps perfect time, but i'm having trouble identifying it... marked bulova on face and back.... also has a 7 digit serial number, and marked bretton on expansion band.... haven't yet had a jeweler open it up to identify a year mark, so until then i was hoping someone might recognize it and educate me.... thank you so much....
Received gold swiss made bulova in 1976 as graduation present Had some problems with watch. Finally fixed. Was told that there was a time when movements were subcontracted out. Was told by the watchmaker that the movement is an eta movement. The back of the case says Bulova, and underneath it Swiss. The entire case is gold Very difficult to read serial # or code below this. I was told the watch is worth much more than what it was bought for
Was given this watch by a family member, it never worked and I cannot seem to find any information on it whatsoever.
Series I - 17j movement - circle symbol = 1925
Dial, hands & crown are not in accordance with ad. However, possible variant nicely painted, we only see the lum dial in the ads.
Case is Mint.
Case Material-14K Rolled Gold Plate
Between Lugs 20mm
Case Measurements-32.7mm Lug-Lug-26.2 Wide
History-In 1926-27-28 & 29 Bulova named this case the Ambassador. In 1930 Bulova re-named this case style the Envoy.
Inside Caseback: Bulova Quality - PAT.11.JAN.1927
Lug-Lug 32.4mm, 26.4mm Width, Between Lugs 20.0mm,
Original bracelet Stamped: Cosby Patented Clasp Lock