Bulova 1923 155

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1923
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
242068
Case Serial No.: 
1276159
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Crystal Details: 
ROUND
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

JUST PURCHASED TO ADD TO MY NEW COLLECTION OF BULOVA WATCHES, I AM TRYING TO DETERMIN IF ITS A 153 OR 154

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1923 Bulova watch
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Reverend Rob
Posted February 17, 2017 - 10:22am

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If I'm not mistaken, right below the shield the script says whatever warranty in years the case has, and this was eventually made unlawful. It had something to do with the Trade Commission deciding that the jargon was misleading. I think this was partly because higher karat counts negated the filling effect by being softer and therefore lasting less time before brassing through. Still, these cases are superior to the electroplated cases of today. Another story I heard was that several manufacturers had gotten stung when customers came back to demand their watch cases be replaced under warranty. This may explain why both the 'warranty' and 'K' has been removed, or maybe it didn't test out to the right percentage? They may have been mis-stamped at the factory for one reason or another. 

I'm good with 155.

mybulova_admin
Posted February 17, 2017 - 8:29pm

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Interesting idea, so you're thinking it was scratched out by the Jeweler? I was thinking the owner, but your idea makes more sense. If it holds true its interesting why we don't see more of this treatment of the cases of this era.

jabs
Posted February 17, 2017 - 1:57pm

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Agree with 155, Stephen is right

dougindoors1957
Posted February 18, 2017 - 11:15am

The movement is quite loose in the case, probably due to years of winding. Also it has the wrong crown, any pointers to obtaining the correct crown and reducing the movement between the case movement.

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 18, 2017 - 1:45pm

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The movt would originally have had a ring, and this had a tube that passed through thecase and protected the stem. The assembly would have made for a tighter fit. If you have a local chapter of the NAWCC in your area, I would heartily recommend joining their rainks and attending monthly 'marts' and you may find a similar old watch with its ring complete to act as a donor for this one.

Beware, though, youmay find yourself coming home with a few extra watches!

 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 18, 2017 - 6:46pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Correct crown can be seen hear and are fairly comment on ebay. I wasnt aware these had a sleeve as the ones I've seen are simply a nice tight fit.

Bulova 155 watch movement

mybulova_admin
Posted February 25, 2017 - 6:19pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Found another exampe of a watch from the same period with the gold content sractched out.

Bulova 1920s watch with gold content removed