Bulova 1924 6519

Submitted by TexasLady on April 29, 2018 - 5:02pm
Manufacture Year
1924
Movement Model
6PP
Movement Date Code
Asterisk
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
34596
Case Serial No.
139518
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
American Standard
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

This is  a Bulova Art  Deco Ladies watch.

Inside case stamped: American Standard, Emblem of Shield, 25 Years, 19K Gold Filled, 139518.

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1924 Bulova watch
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Alex
Posted April 29, 2018 - 8:13pm

Dear TexasLady, your watch started life as a “6720” and in newspaper ads of December 1924 got two names: Norma on 11 December and Juno on 12 December.   Given that your watch is most likely from before December given the serial number of 139, I would go for “6720”.  Enjoy this antique watch!

jabs
Posted April 30, 2018 - 4:41am

I´m go with Alex - 6720

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 30, 2018 - 7:49pm

Ad from Oct. 1924 - looks to be a match.

(note the printing error: the "2" in number "12" is printed upside down)

mybulova_admin
Posted April 30, 2018 - 10:58pm

Not a 6720, as the 7 would indicate a 17 jewelled movement. Perhaps a 6520 if such a model exists....still need to check.

We have long established that the 2nd number in the model number (9 times out of 10) relates to the jewel count....the first number being the movement size....ie 6PP.

I'm tentative Bulova 6520.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 30, 2018 - 11:05pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Point taken Stephen; good catch. Ad lists 6720 as 17J and solid gold OR 15J gold plated.

Entirely possible this is the same scenario as variant letter change for a watch listed as (ex.) an "A" in yellow gold "also available in white" with white being a not called out "B".

Tentative 6520 for me as well .

jabs
Posted May 1, 2018 - 7:50am

OK 6520 by 15j

mybulova_admin
Posted October 20, 2018 - 8:35pm

Reviewing this watch with comments made here, I'd like to update this as a 6519, noting the case is gold filled.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 23, 2018 - 8:06am

I'm good with that. 6519 make sense.

Good catch Stephen.