Bulova 1922 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by JeffWecker on February 17, 2020 - 8:51pm
Manufacture Year
1922
Movement Model
10.A.I
Movement Date Code
47
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
74338
Case Serial No.
M122245
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Other
Crystal Details
22mm across.
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Recently returned from Time Restorations for fixing stem/crown and new (old stock) crystal.

Hands have a blue hue to them.

(Stamped inside back)
Case Details: DURO

Stainless Base Metal (Scratchings)

TR- 1/20
8/1 41 W
22/11 30 W
M122245

Movement information:

10.A.I
Swiss
74338
Fifteen 15 Jewels
BULOVA W Co.
THREE 3 Adj

 

Face
Face out of case
Movement
Side of case
JeffWecker
Posted February 17, 2020 - 9:15pm

I apologise - I didn't realise the photo of the movement was so bad. Here is a better one.

Also an addition - next tot he word SWISS on the movement is the number 47 it has half a box around it (over the top).

 

Better movement photo

mybulova_admin
Posted February 18, 2020 - 3:00am

Jeff, can you please post a photo of the inside back case in a comment. I'm trying to determine if the case is original or a non-conforming replacement.

The movement itself might be 1922 or 1923.

JimDon5822
Posted February 19, 2020 - 2:36pm

This is a very attractive looking watch.   With the Case stamped DURO as you described, I suspect that the case has been replaced and quite possibly the dial.  I will defer to the more seasoned Panel members on this being non-conforming based on the DURO case.  

neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 19, 2020 - 7:35pm

Agreed. It appears the movement was repurposed in a replacement case that was supplied as aftermarket by Duro with a matching face marked "Bulova". Replacement case suppliers ran into problems with Bulova over marking their dials as such, and the solution was to put the word "movement" under Bulova on later case/face sets to avoid copyright infringements. It's an attractive watch but can't be ID'ed as a Bulova model due to the non-Bulova case (and likely face). The s/n on movement and "Bulova W. Co." suggests the movement is indeed 1922 or 23.

Wear it and enjoy it.

1923 Non-Conforming