Bulova 1925 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1925
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10A
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
153779
Case Serial No.: 
4667
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
seems original to watch
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

18k white gold, no patent date.

cartouche of a ladies head in an oval just under the 18k.

luminous numbers and hands

 

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William Smith
Posted February 8, 2013 - 4:32pm

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Maybe I need to look at the ads a little closer - as well as my emails :)  The ad seems closer to an example Wayne posted in the comments- not the subject watch....and it may be Wayne's case for that example isn't Bulova?  

mybulova_admin
Posted February 9, 2013 - 3:02am

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Not sure it's worth getting too hung up on those horizontal engravings. The verticals are a close match and for $50 I'm betting that its a 18K gold watch advertised which would also be a match.

It's the correct watch advert IMO.

Another nice find!!

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DarHin
Posted February 9, 2013 - 11:39am

But Stephen, the engravings are 0/3. Corners don't match, horizontals don't match and the verticals don't match. Nor is the subject watch stamped Bulova. IMO the subject watch is not the watch in Will's ad.

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DarHin
Posted February 9, 2013 - 11:46am

Disregard my last point. Subject case IS marked Bulova.

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William Smith
Posted February 9, 2013 - 5:29pm

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as noted, the case which does match the engraving of the ad is Wayne's example-not subject watch- and it's Wayne's example which isn't a bulova case.  
I am seeing the different engravings on ad vs subject watch, and agree, while sorta similar, it's a 0 of 3 for engraving areas you mention.

I've assigned one tick (unconfirmed) for the current ID, and it's a work in progress.

JP
Posted April 14, 2013 - 8:53pm

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I have a square Bulova with the same enamel design on it and the case back says Bulova 14K gold filled, American Standard Pat Jan,11,1927 and the serial number is 8379930. The engraving is the same on the verticles but after that it changes. There was no movement in it when I found it and I am not sure about anything but the facts stated above. This was one of many cases I dug up at my friend Michael's shop which was willed to him by his Master Watch Maker father.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 15, 2013 - 1:09am

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I'm moving this back into the panel queue to re-evaluate it as a Conqueror.

As we have no advert confirmation it really should be an unknown.

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William Smith
Posted April 15, 2013 - 2:15am

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I agree unknown from me. Sure is a solid 18k beauty whatever it turns out to be named!

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William Smith
Posted April 15, 2013 - 2:18am

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I just noticed...the inside case back is signed "Bulova W Co"

mybulova_admin
Posted April 15, 2013 - 3:54am

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This definitely predates the Conqueror.
As Jay from Vintagebulova said, a very rare Bulova!