Bulova 1926 153

2/10 votes
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American Standard Bulova
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18mm Round yellowed
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Saphire in crown.   Case 25mm from side to side.   28mm lug end to lug end.  Hinged back case.

Identification would be most appreciated.

EDIT: 2013.02.04  First digit of case serial number changed from 0 (zero) to 6, based on confirmation from Janet. 

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Posted December 2, 2012 - 10:39pm

Have updated the case to read AMERICAN STANDARD seeing as that is what it is.

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Posted December 3, 2012 - 7:09am



Posted December 3, 2012 - 2:33pm

Surely if it was 18k filled it would say so?

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Posted December 3, 2012 - 5:23pm

This is the only ad I have found so far featuring this case style, and it comes from May 1924.

There is no mention of name, number or gold content, just that they are Bulova.

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William Smith
Posted December 3, 2012 - 8:45pm

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Here's on 1923 ad snippet- click for full ad in database:


Posted January 28, 2013 - 1:45pm

I have this same watch and have just posted it. The problem is none of the ads show this watch sold with the gold band. It also has stripes on the face where the hands attach so it is not the 1923 from above.


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William Smith
Posted February 4, 2013 - 6:55pm

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I'm updating first digit of the case SN in root record to reflect the mis struck 6 vs a zero, as per Janet's comments.

Posted February 6, 2013 - 2:18am

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Changing my vote to a 1926 153, but by then it may have been given a name.

Gold Filled version


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William Smith
Posted February 6, 2013 - 2:28am

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Yep 153 from me.  We just didn't have the ad to make the distinction last time around.


Posted March 1, 2015 - 6:04am

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I´m good with 153 too