Bulova 1922 6716

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1922
Movement Model: 
6PPI
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
8925
Case Serial No.: 
7700
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

6716-S, with 18K gold case. Lacking its original band

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 13, 2013 - 6:31am

I've seen these old fabric straps in 3 flavors.

1 piece, (referred to as bracelet).

1 piece physically stitched at either end to the lugs.

and

1 piece with mounts at each end.

I have examples of all 3 types.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 13, 2013 - 6:48am

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mybulova_admin
Posted May 13, 2013 - 7:04am

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Not the watch in question , but I thought I'd post this as an example of what I believe is happening with these "S" variant watches.

Early Bulova 'S' Band type watches of the 1920s  

mybulova_admin
Posted May 13, 2013 - 6:04pm

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After looking at the above listing of watches I've just had a light bulb moment. Only a small one.

The first number of the model number may be based on the movement caliber.

976 should have a 9AN or something similar.
6716 should have a 6PPI or similar
5716 should have a 5P or similar

Anyone see any holes in this thought?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 13, 2013 - 7:01pm

Nice one!

I'm down with it.

offrdmania
Posted May 13, 2013 - 7:46am

Wow! The band is almost as gorgeous as the watch itself

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bobbee
Posted May 13, 2013 - 9:21am

Sold.

Nice to see some proof too, lovely pics Stephen and fifthavenue.

offrdmania
Posted May 13, 2013 - 10:27am

Fifth Avenue, you dont happen to have the correct band for my watch that you would like to sell would you?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 13, 2013 - 11:45am

unfortunately I do not have the band.

 

It would seem the -S models are Our first published look at a Bulova variant.

offrdmania
Posted May 13, 2013 - 12:28pm

Any advise on a reputable restorer for the watch? Id like to get it back to its original glory. Right now it looks like an oxidised mess. Also, would restoration hurt its value?