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
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William Smith
Posted June 17, 2015 - 1:24pm

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The first (top) Lenore ad I posted above is a newspaper snippet from a newspaper ad in the decades forum thread.  It's file name indicates its from June 1928.  It's not from the 1927 ad in the main ad database you mention above.  The two ads have different watches in different orders.

The second ad I posted is dated 1928.  It appears to be a frist party (Bulova generated and published),. It has models like tonneau Conqueror which we first appears in 1928 (replacing the cut corner Conqueror of earlier years, which became Lone Eagle).  It also has Benton and Brewster, which are period-correct to 1928.

Both of the Lenore ads I posted don't appear to be the same watch, nor do they match subject watch; they have slightly different case shapes.  Check out this 1929 Lenore in the database, as this record sums up some later (1930) ads for Lenore.

The ad with the questionable date which is in DB as both 1923 and 1927 appears to be similar to other ads from 1924 and 1925, but dissimilar to other ads from 1927.  I don't know if its a 1923 ad, as that may be too early.   I don't' think its a 1927 ad either.

Now I gotta look at the Beverly argument again.
 

Alex
Posted June 17, 2015 - 6:57am

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Oops, that link does not get you directly to the ad. It is under 1927, thin grey ad.

jabs
Posted June 17, 2015 - 7:14am

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correct link is here

mybulova_admin
Posted June 17, 2015 - 7:42am

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I suspect that I entered this advert in under the wrong year as I actually have it down twice in my file sytem as 1923 and 1927.

I'm leaning towards the 1923/24 period as it match other adverts of this time.

See: http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1923-bulova-ad-1...

 

mybulova_admin
Posted June 17, 2015 - 8:07am

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I still don't agree with labelling this as a 6724. The movement is 15 jewels, the dial is different from most adverts as is the gold content. Beverly still seems the best candidate.

I've just collated all the adverts on site that have model numbers instead of names and there is a deffinite pattern to them as we have previously discussed.

  • Numbers ending in 3 or 5 are usually Gold Filled.
  • Numbers that have a 5 as either the second or third number have a 15J movement
  • Numbers that have a 7 as either the second or third number have a 17J movement
  • Numbers that have a 8 or 9 as the second number have a 17J movement and are Platinum, 18K solid gold or a combination of both

A good grouping example of the same watch is highlighted in red below.

Here is a complete list of model numbers that I've found in all the adverts we have.

Model Jewels Case
150 15 GF
153 15 GF
154 15 14K
155 15 GF
156 15 14K
158 15 14K
413 21 GF
414 21 18K
470 17 GF
472 17 14K
473 17 GF
474 17 14K
682 18 14K
684 18 14K
954 15 14K
976 17 18K
3155 17 GF
3174 17 14K
3176 17 14K
3974 17 14K
3976 17 14K
4712 17 18K
4714 17 18K
4744 17 18K
5701 17 P + 18K
5714 17 18K
5716 17 18K
5728 17 18K
5737 17 P
5774 17 P
5790 17 P
5791 17 P
5836 17 P
5849 17 P
5854 17 P
5855 17 P
5868 17 P
5859 17 P
5892 17 P
5896 17 P
5920 17 P + 18K
5923 17 P
5924 17 P
5927 17 P
5969 17 P + 18K
6511 15 GF
6514 15 14K
6520 15 14K
6713 17 GF
6714 17 18K
6716 17 18K
6718 17 18K
6720 17 18K
6722 17 18K
6724 17 18K
6754 17 18K
6827 17 P
6897 17 P + 18K
6898 17 P + 18K
6965 17 P + 18K
7805 17 P + 18K
39513 15 SS
39713 17 GF
39714 17 14K
39723 17 GF
39724 17 14K
39734 17 14K
39744 17 14K

 

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William Smith
Posted June 24, 2015 - 5:15am

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Good display of the ads we have w/ info on jewels and gold content. I see the patterns.

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bobbee
Posted June 24, 2015 - 7:48am

6724 and Lenore ads do not match the case.

The early Lenore does not have the sharp "corners" that the watch has, they are more rounded in the Lenore, and the 6724 does not have the correct jewel count (17 jewels for gold filled, would the solid gold model have a lower jewel count? Doubt it), and the op's watch does not have the unengraved lines running from the crystal corners to the outer case edge, as in the 6724 ad.

The dial has "exploding" numbers on the 6724 also, the subject does not.

The 1928 Lenore matches, but this watch is much earlier.

 

 

The Beverly is the only all-round match, apart from a 1 year difference in ad dates, which is not enough for me to think it is not this one.

Image "stretched" to show detail.

 

Beverly.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted June 24, 2015 - 7:03am

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So far we have:

6724 - Alex,Jaroslav, Will

Beverley - Bob, Stephen, Geoff (I am still for Beverly)

We need a couple tie breakers

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William Smith
Posted June 24, 2015 - 12:21pm

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For a while, I thought the signature "Bulova Quality" was used on fill models.  
I'm gonna change vote to 1924 Beverly, but I bet it had an unknown model number for a name at this time.  Jewel count does discount the 1924 6724.
I'd only give two ticks tentative.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 25, 2015 - 6:38am

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So far we have: (Updated)

6724 - Alex,Jaroslav

Beverley - Bob, Stephen, Will, Geoff (I am still for Beverly)

We need a tie breaker......