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Bulova 1921 954

8/10 votes
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American Standard



Additional Information

Watch info and pictures provided by eBay seller diamondusa

Outside case back:  no signature.  Wheat-like engraving.
Inside case back:  American Standard Warranted to Assay 14K  1116334    over perlage.
Movement: Swiss   9AA.I.   Bulova W. Co.   15 Jewel   3 Adj   SN 47054
Case measures 23mm x 23mm, not including cabochon sapphire crown.
Dial: Silver w/ black Arabic Numerals.  Bulova. Outter black minute chapter.

Solid 14K white gold case, movement with no visible date symbol?  Single hinged case.

Not my watch, but nice early example for watch database.

EDITED 20120923 to change incorrect movement signature from Bulova Watch Co. to Bulova W. Co.

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Photos used with permission of eBay seller diamondusa
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bobbee's picture
Posted July 10, 2012 - 3:15am

Very nice watch. By the way, how do you keep your nails so clean, Will?   : )

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William Smith
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Posted July 10, 2012 - 3:34am

A guess on the production date?  I hope one of our mybulova family won this watch so we can ask more questions if needed.  Looks like a small marking on movement bridge next/below crown, but can't make what it may say, if anything.  I don't have any more info that above and don't know who/where the actual watch ended up after auction closed last week.   The eBay seller (diamondusa) was very cooperative and helpful, and happy to provide photos once the auction closed.

Hope I didn't steal someone's thunder, but this was too nice an example to let the info and knowledge slip away....

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 6:37am

Based on the case serial number lets go with 1921, which would be my  best guess based on the movement model.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted July 10, 2012 - 7:36am


1921 'UNKNOWN'

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 2:05am

This watch is in amazing condition for something that is 91 years young.
Other panel member.... Your thoughts please so we can get the one published.

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William Smith
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 2:11am

I keep holding out hope that one of "us" won the actual watch and see's it in this listing and can even tell us more...

Geoff Baker
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 9:53am

1921 Unknown

Posted July 11, 2012 - 6:32pm

Nice looking watch, but unknown for now...

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 1:20pm

  "954" model from the new ad anyone?

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 2:34pm

agreed '954'