Bulova 1927 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
212223
Case Serial No.: 
7687860
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
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bobbee
Posted November 18, 2014 - 5:40pm

Very nice Executive Constantin!

And how are your Westfields? :-)

Edit-sorry, Senator not Executive.

jabs
Posted November 18, 2014 - 5:48pm

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1927 Senator

Bulova Watch

mybulova_admin
Posted November 19, 2014 - 2:52am

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This one has caught us out before. The case is not a match for the Senator. Looking now.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 19, 2014 - 3:00am

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The later 1928 Senator has a case match but the side engraving differs.

The only other case shape match I can find is the ladies sports 'Wimbledon' from 1929, which may be correct as the engraving on the back of the watch is a womens name.

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bobbee
Posted November 19, 2014 - 4:14am

The Wimbledon is smaller, 30.2 X 21mm, and holds a 8''' movement.

The Senator is 33 X 26.5mm. The bezel engraving is not a match either.

The Senator ads that match the engraving on this case has straight through lugs/engraving, whereas the subject has not only "bevelled" engraving, but the lugs are also fatter/wider than the bezel.

No match found, and both of the other Senators in the DB are the same as this one, therefore we have no definite Senator examples onsite. This means we either call this a Senator too (rightly or wrongly), or rename all others as "unknown".

Here is Jaroslav's excellent mockup, showing in detail all similar models, none of which match.

 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted November 19, 2014 - 4:54am

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bobbee wrote:

The Wimbledon is smaller, 30.2 X 21mm, and holds a 8''' movement.

Bobbee, where did these numbers come from and what evidnece do you have that the Wimbledon was only ever released with a size 8 movement?

How do you explain the female name engraved on the back indicating that its a ladies watch. 10AN were certainly used in ladies watches of this era.

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bobbee
Posted November 19, 2014 - 5:25am

mybulova_admin wrote:

bobbee wrote:

The Wimbledon is smaller, 30.2 X 21mm, and holds a 8''' movement.

Bobbee, where did these numbers come from and what evidnece do you have that the Wimbledon was only ever released with a size 8 movement?

How do you explain the female name engraved on the back indicating that its a ladies watch. 10AN were certainly used in ladies watches of this era.

 

This is Lisa's example. She gives all dimensions and a matching ad.

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1920-1929/a1929-wimbledon2/

 

 

Engraving only means it coyld be à gift from a sweetheart, or a woman wore a man's watch, nothing more. It in no way indicates it is a ladies size watch.

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bobbee
Posted November 19, 2014 - 5:52am

Some women in the "Roaring Twenties" also wore men's suits, slicked back their hair, and generally cultivated the androgynous look. Wearing a mans watch is just another affectation.

The watch(es) look like the earlier Senator case with the later December 1926 engraving.

It could be an "interim" style, or another model, we don't know.

Unk.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 19, 2014 - 6:21am

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As watch is dated on the movement and case 1927 and we do not have a advert match I'm also with Unknown.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 19, 2014 - 6:50am

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Wonderful watch, even the crown looks original, I like this one a lot. We've discussed this style several times, still Unknown to me......