Bulova 1925 -Unknown

Submitted by AmerikanGurl on March 16, 2010 - 12:53am
Manufacture Year
1925
Movement Model
17A
Movement Date Code
Circle
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
54114
Case Serial No.
1659068
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Art Deco style pocket watch.  The symbol on the movement looks like an "O" but I don't know if I'm looking in the right place.  Any help would be appreciated!

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Bulova watch
William Smith
Posted September 26, 2012 - 6:31pm

Many 1924 and beyond Bulova "pocket watch" movements have a date symbol.  Owner says they may see an "O" date symbol. I'm not seeing it. Missing date symbol not uncommon in 1924-27 movements.  The case is signed Bulova Quality.  Case made by Bulova?  If so, do we think the case serial numbers would follow possible first digit to date of production that we are discussing in the early (1921-23) watches?

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted September 26, 2012 - 8:46pm

Looked at this one last night, 1931 Case impossible to identify.

Reverend Rob
Posted September 26, 2012 - 9:33pm

Unless I am very much mistaken, this is a Bulova movement, not from an ebauche by someone else.

Cool.

William Smith
Posted September 26, 2012 - 9:40pm

Here's the thumbnail of the Red X picture in root record. Don't know why the big version isn't displaying, but I suspect the file name was too general and it's mixing up with other files.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 3, 2012 - 6:08am

My gut is telling me its mid 1920s. Possiblly a "Prince of Wales".

William Smith
Posted August 14, 2014 - 2:12pm

In Stephen's watch record, we have similar watch ID'ed as a "Prince of Whales"  The ad below is used in root record of Stephen's record.  

Too bad about the non-working second photo in root record. Below is the thumbnail for subject watch.
 

bobbee
Posted August 14, 2014 - 3:01pm

 

..iisssss....thhhaaaattt.....bbeeeetttteeeerrrrrr....?

Reverend Rob
Posted August 14, 2014 - 6:02pm

Hard to say 100%, but it certainly does look like the same watch. I thought maybe there was some dial variation, but really hard to tell. 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 1, 2014 - 12:07pm

 

OK I'm now thinking 1926 based on the second digit in the serial number.