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Bulova 1921 -Non-Conforming

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Manufacture Year: 

1921

Movement Symbol: 

Arrow

Movement Model: 

10AI

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

75659

Case Serial No.: 

-

Case shape: 

Octagonal

Case Manufacturer: 

Other

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

OK, so I might have a problem lol. To justify my addiction, this one is my favorite so far! I'm guessing early 20s. Band may be original. Very dainty leather. Blue hands with a jewel on the crown. The crystal is cracked. I have a feeling it's been replaced before, as it barely has a scratch on it (other than that crack). The case isn't Bulova. S&S is printed on inside of back cover. Movement says Bulova W Co. Works but has stopped on me once. So much personality is this little watch! I'm amazed the band is still functional!

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1921 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted December 4, 2018 - 8:51pm

Wow, that's a cool one Tessa. All I can say at this point is the movement was produced prior to April 1923 based on the signature being Bulova W. Co.

1921 to 1923 is a good bet. I'm unfamiliar with the case maker, it may or may not be a Bulova sanctioned case. Band is likely an improvised fix (but very cool) done a very long time ago.

I stand at unknown for now.

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Tessa
Posted December 4, 2018 - 8:53pm

Thank you! =)
If only these watches could talk, huh?! I'm torn between wearing it or keeping it in a glass case lol. It's so unique!

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted December 4, 2018 - 9:30pm

A early beauty for sure. It bears a resemblence to the Ladies numbered series 150 - 158, it appears some were solid gold and some were plated.  Flower/leaves designs very similar - like this one.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1923-158-2897

Face also resembles this Lady Maxim with different text instead of "Bulova"

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1921-lady-maxim-7058

I would have it serviced and wear it :o)

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Tessa
Posted December 4, 2018 - 11:22pm

Both of those are very close! Thank you!

Wearing it right now and absolutely love it! It feels timeless =)

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Kathy L.
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Posted December 4, 2018 - 9:58pm

It is a very cool watch!  I love these engraved cases and the shape.  Looks to be nice shape for the age.  There is very little advertising at this time.  Here is a 1921 ad that is the shape of your watch but very little info on the ad unfortunately.  

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Tessa
Posted December 4, 2018 - 11:26pm

Thank you =)
The shape is so unique! I appreciate the ad! I knew this one would be difficult, given the age. I found a hard one lol.

Alex
Panel Member
Posted December 5, 2018 - 4:28am

Bulova had this model and called it the 158. But......the cases were always from American Standard. I never heard of this S&S watch case company. Could very well be a Bulova movement in an unknown case. 

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Tessa
Posted December 5, 2018 - 11:02am

Thank you! I was wondering the same thing, about the case.

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Tessa
Posted December 5, 2018 - 4:58pm

Still hunting. Can't find anything yet, on S&S W.C.Co.cases.

Alex
Panel Member
Posted December 5, 2018 - 5:29pm

Success in the hunt!