Bulova 1927 -Non-Conforming

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1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
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Posted September 9, 2017 - 5:49am

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I added a additional photo from seoighe

for me - case is 1928 Romola, movement is replaced to quartz


Geoff Baker
Posted September 9, 2017 - 7:43am

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I guess it will be either Ramona or Romola, depending on the year. I defer to Edmundo's analysis to determine the year. I would go with Ramona if it's 1927.

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 9, 2017 - 10:32am

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As the quartz crisis was raging, various companies made direct drop in replacement quartz movts for mechanical watches. These movts are getting harder to find nowadays, because the demand has dropped right off, but there were a LOT of old watches converted back in the day. I especially used to see a lot of ladies watches converted, and the reason is simple: Pay far more for a proper overhaul of the mechanism, or get a quartz movt that keeps near perfect time and costs a fraction. The trouble is, when there were no movts available that would fit the cases, (With or without plastic spacer rings) there were various putties and compounds available. Some would 'cure' like epoxy and become a hard, plastic-like substance, and others would remain fairly pliable. The soft ones don't work as well, but do less damage to the case. 

Posted September 10, 2017 - 12:46am

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Non-conforming for me. Original watch would have had either a 5AP or 6AP/6AF Bulova movement. Alex, are you able to say which.

That's good information to know Rev and would make perfect sense. 

Posted September 10, 2017 - 12:49am

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This shape and in the year range 1927 to 1929 always has a 6AP, 15 jewels. 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 10, 2017 - 8:04am

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Yes, Stephen, I guess that the replacement movement does indicate a Non-Conforming model.

Posted September 11, 2017 - 10:41pm

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seoighe, 6AP's are normally available for sale on eBay, so you may be able to bring this old girl back to her original state without too much trouble.