Bulova 1926 Geraldine

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1926
Movement Model: 
5P
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
27513
Case Serial No.: 
6423088
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1926 Geraldine

Not For Sale
1926 Geraldine
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Geoff Baker
Posted October 24, 2015 - 6:06am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello Geraldine.

Alex
Posted October 24, 2015 - 8:59pm

Panel Member

Nice Geraldine Jabs. The Geraldine together with the Muriel were the first models with this particular shape and were introduced in an ad of 1926. I have never seen a Muriel for real, but the Geraldine once in a while pops up. The last ad we have of the Geraldine is from June 1927. After that the watch got a new name, Roberta, and is advertised with the Roberta name until 1929.

But the true specialty of this watch Jabs, is the movement. I have never seen this one. You would ask yourself, "what is this Alex talking about, it is just a 5P, isn't it? ". Well, it is stamped 5P, but the bridge lay-out is like its predecessors 5PPI and 5PP that ran until 1924. Yet, this movement seems to be from 1926. Although the movement does not have a date code, the serial number DOES place it in 1926. And it doesn't stop here: the place where "Bulova Watch Co." is stamped is also unique. Never seen that in 5P's. Normally it is stamped above the rachet wheel.  So, a true mystery movement! Maybe Reverend Rob can say more about the movement. For more detail see also my PDF as published in the research forum: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1mKgMZb4oRQZlZCNkdsb2tycmc/view

 

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted October 28, 2015 - 2:38am

Club 5000Panel Member

Wow.  Keep 'em coming. I love these old gals.  Agreed w/ all above.  Cool mvnt.  1926 Geraldine.