Bulova 1922 156

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1922
Movement Model: 
10AI
Movement Jewels: 
16
Movement Serial No.: 
88404
Case Serial No.: 
5465
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Crystal Details: 
18.75mm
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

 

Thought I would show you one of my Wife's Watches, I thought it might be a model 156 but I can't match the engraving in any of the Advert's.  The case measures 24.70mmx24.70mm not counting the lugs or crown, measures 28.40 lug to lug.

On the dial if you look sideways in a bright light with a loupe you can see a verry faint impresion of the word Bulova.

We have had it for years, runs great. I would like to find a period band for it if anyone has any suggestions.

Thanks, Dennis

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William Smith
Posted February 3, 2013 - 5:08pm

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Admin- is this the 1923 ad snippet for 156 you reference above?

mybulova_admin
Posted February 6, 2013 - 1:35am

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Yes, and we see the 155 in 14Kt gold filled.

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William Smith
Posted February 6, 2013 - 1:38am

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Agreed.

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bobbee
Posted February 6, 2013 - 4:06am

It's what it says in the ads, so yes, I agree too.

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William Smith
Posted February 6, 2013 - 2:55pm

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I'm good with the 1922 date for now.
Votes to date - I think :)

Model 156:  Will, Bobbee, Admin, 
Unknown:    Geoff,

For a date, I'm holding out hope we will find some datable patterns in the various American Standard hallmarks on these cases.  The wording and the shield symbol in subject watch may give us a tentative earliest-to-latest date range- and anything would help.  They put these symbols there for a reason- and we just don't know why or what they indicate- yet.

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William Smith
Posted February 6, 2013 - 6:30pm

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Rephrasing the above "Vote"
2   Model 156:  Will, Admin
1   Unknown:  Geoff
Dennis (the watch owner) and Bobbee also have stated they think it's closest to the Model 156.

What does anyone else think?  Any points we have missed to date?  Any different opinions?  Other examples you've seen somewhere on the Web or at a flea market etc???  
Just because your not a voting panel member doesn't mean we don't value your constructive opinions, or  criticism- if constructive and warranted. I know I do.  Everyone can help with the research- and that may help voting panel members decide how to vote.   Please and Thanks. 

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bobbee
Posted February 6, 2013 - 4:59pm

I am not voting, dude.

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William Smith
Posted February 6, 2013 - 6:18pm

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I forgot that fact...but whether your voting or not, I still value your opinion.....so don't stop giving it please.  We can use all the good help we can get in figuring these things out.....from all members IMO. 
I hope all members who have something to contribute on these ID's and discussions post their thoughts, as it's often something I've overlooked or didn't know in the first place.  

Time Bandit
Posted February 6, 2013 - 7:52pm

Just a thought,

I wonder if that ship hasn't already sailed Will ???

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William Smith
Posted February 6, 2013 - 8:06pm

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Well if it has, I hope ALL members are on board!