Bulova 1923 Minerva

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835
Manufacture Year: 
1924
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10C
Movement Jewels: 
16
Case Serial No.: 
1341694
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Movement BULOVA WATCH Co 16 JEWELS SIXTEEN 2 ADJ TWO model 10c movement symbol asterisk.

Case manufacturer AMERICAN STANDARD 25 YEARS 19 K GOLD FILLED serial no 1341694

In very good conditional , it is working correctly.

Any more information about this watch will be accepted.

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m.sgoyros 1924 Bulova Minerva 09 16 2014
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bobbee
Posted September 13, 2014 - 12:57pm

Very, very nice.

This is advertised in December 1924 as the Minerva, and as the 155 in June of 1923.

There is slight differences in jewel count/gold content, but both come as gold-filled cases.

Case is 1923, movement 1924.

Minerva for me. 

JP
Posted September 13, 2014 - 8:22pm

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Ditto

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 13, 2014 - 10:03pm

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Minerva, great example and good condition with original bracelet. 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 14, 2014 - 4:56am

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Hello m.sgoyros, welcome to myBulova, this certainly is a beautiful ladies watch. I'm not convinced that the model name is Minerva but it is possible that it is. The details of the engraving on your watch are clear but on the advert we have they are a bit had to distinguish. In he ad, it appears that the engraving along the top and bottom of the dial changes pattern as it comes up from the sides. Also the ad states the case of the Minerva is solid, not gold filled. Here is a snip from a 1924 ad:

I would probably not ID this watch as Minerva but as Unknown. Either way it is a lovely piece, thank you for sharing it with us!

mybulova_admin
Posted September 14, 2014 - 10:18am

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1924 Minerva for me. Geoff advert does state gold filled at $25.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 15, 2014 - 5:04am

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Yes, I see that now too ( he said as cleaned his glasses)

:)

mybulova_admin
Posted September 14, 2014 - 10:20am

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Interesting 10C movement too. Not sure if it's already in the movement database but if not I'll put it there.

m.sgoyros
Posted September 18, 2014 - 6:10pm

Well i am not convinced that the model name is minerva but you all know something more than me and i appreciate your comments there was very helpful. Did you know what value has this watch?

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bobbee
Posted September 18, 2014 - 6:59pm

Sorry, no valuations here. Try Ebay completed listings.

If you take away your watch's bracelet, and imagine it with a Grosgrain silk wristband, what would it look like?

 

 

The Minerva.

m.sgoyros
Posted September 18, 2014 - 7:06pm

Ok thank Bobbee. Minerva then.