Bulova 1924 Beverley

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1924
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
6P
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
31229
Case Serial No.: 
14973434
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Looks similar to 1925/26 Princine, 1926 Ramona, and 1927 Suzanne, but case shape is a little different. I have it running now, but misplaced the crystal. Band is Gold Filled with blue stones. Case is solid 14K White Gold. Movement has the blus stone winding crown. Any ideas as to Year and Name ?? Original dial, just cleaned.

Thanks  Ken S

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Bulova 1924 Beverley watch
1924 Bulova watch
1924 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted February 19, 2013 - 5:12am

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Or this...looks better (one of Bobbee many awesome finds)...the Beverly

  • Case..check
  • Dial....check
  • Gold content ....check
  • Jewels.....check (looking at the movemet above it looks like a 15J, not 17.

December 1925

Bulova 1925

Geoff Baker
Posted February 19, 2013 - 6:46am

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I like it as the Beverly

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bobbee
Posted February 19, 2013 - 6:51am

Agree.
Root record requires rearrangement, date and jewel count.

JP
Posted February 19, 2013 - 10:57am

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Beverly

JP
Posted February 19, 2013 - 11:00am

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Kunapets, PM me, I have a crystal I think will fit it. GS P410  22.1mm x 12.9mm

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William Smith
Posted February 19, 2013 - 3:11pm

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Interesting progression on the ID over time...We worked with what we had.
First "6724" ad from 1923.  Click graphic for full ad.  The verticle bezel shape looks a little different than the later ads for 6724 (and subject watch).

Next 6724 ad doesn't show gold content, but has jewel count and the verticle bezel looks closer to subject watch (pictured at right).  The ad below is from 6th June, 1925. Click for full ad.
 
And now the December 1925 ad giving us Beverly.  Click for full ad.

I suggest we use the movement date symbol (*) for 1924 date?  It's entered as 1925 now, but I think that was based on matching probable date of subject watch to ad dates early on in this ID progression.  The movement picture in one of the comments shows 15 jewels, so the 17 jewel entry may be a typo?

So was this watch was named the Beverly in 1924, or "6724"?

I like the "Beverly" name better than "6724", but I'm not sure I can say that's what it is based on ad dates/progression.
 

mybulova_admin
Posted June 16, 2015 - 7:24am

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I've updated the record to be 1924 as both the movement and case serial indicate so.

Here is another option. As is dated 1923 I believe. 15 Jewels though.

1923 Bulova Lenore

mybulova_admin
Posted June 16, 2015 - 7:27am

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Another point worth noting is that I cannot find any advert for the 6724 which this dial type, in 14K solid gold, only 18K and gold filled.

Alex
Posted June 16, 2015 - 10:04am

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A very nice watch, and solid 14K gold. Not many have survived the smelters over the last 90 years! Many things have been said about this watch. Let's first have a historical sum-up on this one. This shape that I call "double barrel" shape started life as the 6724 in 1922. Until 1924 it was advertized as 18K, 14K or gold filled. I even have a solid 19K myself, never advertized. The ads show alternatingly either a striped dial or a flower engraved dial. I personally think you could choose at the time or it was just randomly used i.e. you will find both for the same year. The case signature of this watch is the signature of 1924 as used for 14K and gold filled cases. The 14 number is also an indication of 1924, and the movement is stamped with an asterix, so also 1924. That clarifies the year. Now the name. As said, the watch started life as the 6724. The first ad with names we have is the ad from the Corsacana Daily Sun in Texas of December 1924. Here this shape gets a name: the Velsa. Then we have two more ads in 1925 with different names for this watch: one time Marcella, one time Berverly. Given the fact that this watch is clearly from 1924, and names were only given as from December, I would vote for: 6724.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 17, 2015 - 7:32am

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From what I've seen, Bulova started assigning names to ladies watches (not including the Lady maxim models), as early as April 1924, the Princine. Although we do see a big change over as you say in a lot of December ads....just in time for Christmas!