Bulova 1920 -Unknown

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American Standard
Additional Information: 

2 piece Case measures 27.5mm lug to lug x 19mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Unsigned Dial shows Black printed Arabic numerals.

Hour and Minute Hands are Fusaux style.

Movement bridge is Hand signed Bulova, plate is stamped Tissot.

Hinged Caseback is stamped as shown.

Date of manufacture is speculative.



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Posted November 16, 2012 - 8:38pm

Vert interesting watch.  A little difficult to verify since my records only go back to 1919. Sure looks lioke a Bulova to me though.

Posted November 16, 2012 - 8:43pm

Mark, wht are the stamped lines around the edge of the case? Looks like 3   6   and  seven in roman numerals.

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William Smith
Posted November 16, 2012 - 8:56pm

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Nice one!  I do see those possible Roman numerals on the edge of the case.  A very early 17 jewel Bulova.  Noting bridge signature doesn't say Bulova W. Co....simply Bulova.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 17, 2012 - 6:42am

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My vote is unknown. I have seen the marks that appear to be roman, on other Bulova movements.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:25am

Anyone else notice that the Roman numerals are 763, the same as the last three digits in the case serial #? I'm thinking that the Roman numerals on the case marry the case to the hinged case back. Just like in later cases where we see a similar system for 2 piece cases.

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alien Ant
Posted July 5, 2013 - 7:26pm

Often seen on early watches and  usually means that the movement in the holder goes with the case.

This one has mismatched roman numerals and case serial number.


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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:37am

Oh Darren, that is just so well spotted dude!

All you need is the Deerstalker! LOL.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:42am

Already have the pipe. Don't want the 7% solution.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 11:18am


That's a brilliant observation. 

So the Case number is 763,  I wonder what's going on with the initial '1' in the stamped sequence inside the back We see so many of ?

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 11:51am

Not sure I follow Mark. Are you saying the "1" is seen very often, or, that there's something odd about the actual stamping?