This Executive case has a JUN.10.1924 patent date. The movement cover is intact and has kept the movement in great shape & it runs strong. In 1925 Bulova changed from model numbers to model names for watches, and model 39723 became the Executive. The cathedral minute hand has been changed to match the ad. Watch has been serviced by a well known guy around here named Admin.
Case Material: 14k Green Gold Fill
Case Dimensions: 24.6mm W x 32.2 Lug to Lug
I'm not getting how the watch matches the ad. In the ad, the bezel has mitered corners and the lugs appear to be tapered, neither of which match the subject watch. The watch in the ad also appears to have a larger pattern in the center of the vertical part of the bezel, rather than a single flower.
I have several "unknowns' from the 20s that were rejected as matches for ads based on fewer discrepancies. I'm just sayin'.
Well, I was already feeling like all this was probably pointless, but that just confirmed it for me. Call your watch whatever you want; associate it with any ad you want, or not, who needs objective proof anyway. I'm done bothering anyone with my unwelcome opinion.
The fact that this Executive does not have a 17 jewel movement as reflected in the ad is very puzzling. I cannot find any reference to a 17 jeweled 9A movement in 1925. The movement database does not list a 9A 17j movement dated 1925.
Same as above on my 1925 President 9A movement.
On 9/26/2011 Geoff Baker just logged in a 1929 President with a 17j 9A movement, so they do exist! <<<<<<<<<<<<CORRECTION Geoffs 1929 President with a 17j 9AT movement. My mistake.
Any others have a 1925 Bulova with 9A movements?
Case SN suggests 1926. Geoff does have a 17j 9A 1925 President in the database now! Great Green Gold Watch. Are we still thinking the earlier models had 15 jewels like subject watch?