Bulova 1925 Executive

Submitted by Wayne Hanley on December 21, 2010 - 4:57pm
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18.2 x 18.2
Watch Description

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

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Wayne Hanley
Posted December 25, 2010 - 12:42pm

The case on this Executive looks to be 14K Green Gold Fill. It sure isn't yellow.

Posted December 25, 2010 - 6:05pm

Sterling or is the case marked GF?

Wayne Hanley
Posted December 26, 2010 - 1:44pm


Inside back cover: 14k GF, see ad above also.


Posted December 26, 2010 - 2:36pm


Didn't notice the Green Gold fill option. Too cool!

Posted May 1, 2011 - 6:03pm

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'. 

Wayne Hanley
Posted May 1, 2011 - 6:29pm

I'm sorry for the ads! Would you like to select one for me please or tell me what my watch is.



Posted May 1, 2011 - 6:38pm

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.

Best wishes,


Wayne Hanley
Posted May 1, 2011 - 7:35pm


You hit me at the wrong time. I changed the ad.


Wayne Hanley
Posted September 27, 2011 - 4:56pm

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?

William Smith
Posted September 27, 2012 - 3:36am

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?