Bulova 1925 153

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1925
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10A
Movement Jewels: 
16
Movement Serial No.: 
141329
Case Serial No.: 
1598593
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Rather large ladies for 1931 I think.  Probably the most etched/scrolled case I've seen for a Bulova ladies watch.

The dial is really cool with metallic designs.  Sapphire type crown.  I'm assuming 14k plate but I don't know.

A pretty wild 16 Jewel, 10 A movement.

I don't know this watch and will look in the ads but it's pretty usual.

 

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mybulova_admin
Posted December 31, 2014 - 7:51pm

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Movement is dated 1924, case is one without the globe or shield so would date to 1931. Will look for a case match for this period.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 1, 2015 - 4:26am

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Actually sorry, the penny just dropped. 1924 movement with the case actually dating to 1925 (second number = 5)

Thus it's a 1925 watch which makes more more sense now.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 1, 2015 - 4:28am

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Case match for the 1924/25 154. Dial engraving is different though.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 2, 2015 - 5:59am

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Cool watch plains, will you wear this with a suit or just casual? (calm down Ragnar, just kidding I do like the watch though) 

I'd be OK with a '154' ID, in this era the dial difference doesn't concern me.

jabs
Posted January 2, 2015 - 8:00am

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Agree with the 154 ID

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William Smith
Posted January 2, 2015 - 11:18am

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I'm going with the 154 ID. Nice watch.

EDIT March 1 2015: Should this be 153, based on the fill vs solid gold? 

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William Smith
Posted March 3, 2015 - 11:48pm

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Looks like this is another plate/fill 154, which we've been ID'ing as 153

mybulova_admin
Posted March 4, 2015 - 5:45am

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Agreed, based on recent discussions I'll update this to a Bulova 153.