Bulova 1925 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1925
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
17A
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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1925 Bulova watch
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William Smith
Posted May 27, 2015 - 4:09am

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1926?

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bobbee
Posted May 27, 2015 - 6:03am

I don't know about that Will, pocket watch cases seem to differ in ways to w/w case serial numbers.

The cases of w/w's serial number dating had changed by about 1923/24 to using the first digit as the year of date, so in 1926 who knows for p/w's?

The dial differs to the one in the advert, this is consistent with the theory that solid gold and filled/plate gold cases of the same model had different dials, so making it easy to differentiate between them.

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William Smith
Posted May 27, 2015 - 1:09pm

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Yea I wasn't sure about using the second digit of case serial number as possible means of dating this late in the game.  Admin, did the corelation of second digit case serial number to year of manufacture hold this late??? 1926?

mybulova_admin
Posted June 20, 2015 - 11:53pm

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In keeping with the notion that during this period some watches still used the earlier case dating system, are there any objection to updating this to 1926.

Maybe I want to see it to justify my request, but does anyone else see a triangle stamp above the movement serial number, between the two screws?

 

Geoff Baker
Posted June 21, 2015 - 5:57am

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I think I do.

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William Smith
Posted June 21, 2015 - 2:46pm

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Maybe if I squint really hard and stretch the photo enough.
 

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William Smith
Posted July 14, 2015 - 4:14am

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Tentative Prince of Whales????