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Bulova 1922 -Unknown

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American Standard



Additional Information

Bulova pocket watch has no movement  stamped on it Movement says Bulova W. Co. 5 adjustments 17 Jewels  has movement no. 122243  fresh from service and running like a bandit. Cae is American standard 14 kt gold filled. case no. is 105661.

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Jim Townsend 1922 Bulova 12 14 14
1922 Bulova watch
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Reverend Rob
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Posted May 26, 2014 - 11:17am

They may have a name for this, or it might be some other thing as mundane as a size reference. I suspect there was a grey area between the early days and where they started naming everything. The Lord Springfield also uses this movt. Both these named watches at least some of the time, have the name on the dial. Does it look to you as if someone has tried to clean the "Bulova" logo? It looks like it has rub marks around it. 

Jim Townsend
Posted May 26, 2014 - 11:29am

Not sure on the dial cleaning.I will ask Tom my watch guy.

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Posted May 26, 2014 - 12:02pm

Something else to consider with these old watches. 

The dials are all completely interchangable, so  a Lord Springfield can become a Hudson Maxim, and these could become a generic 'Bulova'. 

Posted May 27, 2014 - 7:57am

Don't know a name but it is sure a beauty Jim.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 11:40am

Nice watch. For taking pictures? Don't give up. Try a tripod. It made a world of difference for me. Plus you can use the timer setting leaving your hands free if needed to manipulate whatever you're taking a picture of to the best angle. You can also hold a loupe against the lense instead of using the zoom feature if you don't happen to have a high dollar camera with seperate lenses.  If you use the same camera for everything the way I do you also have to remember to change your settings back to whatever macro/closeup there is.  Most of the time you have to turn off the flash as well.  Then just take LOTS of pictures and delete the ones that don't come out.  I haven't built a picture box yet but I've learned that when possible, I don't put anything away until I've looked at the pics on computer to make sure I have what I want/need.

Jim Townsend
Posted May 27, 2014 - 3:49pm

Taking pictures isnt the problem getting the right size to upload here is. Can only be 150 pixels once in a great while i will get lucky. Camera is a Nikon decent camera.

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 5:30am

Nice watch Jim.

Probably a Hudson Maxim, agree with date.


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Posted June 1, 2014 - 1:05pm

Jim  The mvnt SN it below and left of the balance wheel (on the plate below balance)?  Rev Rob, Fifth, and Bobbee (among others) are "up on" Hudson's w/o the "Hudson Maxim" on the dial.  

I'm gonna re-read some notes before making an educated guess on model for this one.

Jim Townsend
Posted June 1, 2014 - 6:44pm

Hey Will here is a pic of the location of SN. RIGHT BELOW THIS GEAR