Bulova 1924 158

Member for

9 years 4 months
Submitted by donegd on May 8, 2015 - 9:07am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Watch Description

Hi all

I received this one today. I think it may be a 153. The watch is beautifully engraved on the bezel front and sides also on the back of the case. The case is hinged and is marked inside Bulova Quality Filled, and has the number 4021899 stamped. there is no gold carat mark next to the word filled  ?  .The movement is a 16jewelled 10A. and has the number 140549  There is also a date mark which I  think looks like an asterisk But it is partially obscured . I looked at it through the microscope and the best I could determine it looked like an asterisk mark.  The crown is a sapphire tipped

The movement does not work and is missing the ratchet wheel and I think it needs new barrel arbor as the ratchet wheel retaining screw hole seems to have the remains of a broken screw in it. But I think if I can sort the parts it would be worth bringing this lovely little watch back to life again

The dial and case are in excellent condition and it still seems to have its original. I have found another similar example of this watch in the db.

I would appreciate any members comments . 


1924 Bulova 158 watch
1924 Bulova watch
1924 Bulova watch
1924 Bulova watch
1924 Bulova watch

Member for

10 years 3 months
Posted May 8, 2015 - 12:27pm

153 has a different shape of case, I fear that this watch is "Unknown"

Member for

10 years 7 months
Posted May 8, 2015 - 6:07pm

This one is a real beauty George. The condition is amazing to be that old. I love unknowns. I sure hope you can bring it back to life.

Member for

14 years
Posted May 9, 2015 - 2:33am


Bulova 158 it's a better match for case shape. Parts should be easier enough to come by for this one.

Member for

13 years 7 months
William Smith
Posted May 9, 2015 - 4:50am

Yea shape similar to the three 158's we have in watch database and various 158 ads.  All of those three watches are American Standard cases.  Fifth's example has same bezel engraving as subject watch. 

Could be a 157  (I know- I'm guessing based on odd/even number patterns for other similar model numbering for fill vs solid gold in this time period, but it's a good guess.  A confirming ad would make it a better guess).

Member for

9 years 4 months
Posted May 9, 2015 - 5:14am

having had time to look at more ads I agree it deffinatly looks more like 158. my thoughts about it being a 153 was based on the movement .

Member for

12 years 10 months
Geoff Baker
Posted May 9, 2015 - 6:15am

Nice watch George, I like these 1920's models. Looks like you're going to have a challenge with this one!

Agree with the 158 ID.

Member for

10 years 3 months
Posted May 9, 2015 - 8:05am

158 is good ID vote

Member for

13 years 7 months
William Smith
Posted May 9, 2015 - 2:14pm