Bulova 1926 Prince of Wales

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This pocket watch was released in honor of the Prince of Wales visit to the United States in September 1924.

Bulova pocket watch, 17 Jewels, Swiss movement. Inside back case reads: Bulova Quality Filled. A very fine example of a very early 1925 Bulova pocket watch beautifully presented with a Brass stand.

Let HIS Gift Watch be the same as the one made by Bulova for

 1924 Bulova Prince of Wales ad

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1925 Bulova pocket watch with brass stand
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MikeSoCal's picture
Posted August 30, 2010 - 9:14am

Wow this is fantastic. Such a great condition, the crystal is so clear it appears to be invisible.

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Stephen Ollman
Posted August 30, 2010 - 7:44pm

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The crystal is indeed invisible :-)

It's so inivisible I have a new one on order.....should be here soon. I'm now starting to test and time the watch. At the momement its running about 15 seconds 'slow' an hour....normally they run fast, so I'm going to tweak it a bit more to see if I can get that figure down. I'm looking forward to having it as my desk clock at work.

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William Smith
Posted March 12, 2012 - 12:19pm

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On your desk now?  Why no star rating for this model? 

Posted October 14, 2012 - 3:37pm

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I see 5 votes for 3 stars, Mine included cause this is just so fine. Wish it were on my desk!

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William Smith
Posted August 8, 2015 - 5:36am

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With no date code on movement, but post April 1923 Bulova Watch Co sig, maybe this mvnt was made in the latter part of 1923- before they would have started using asterisk in 1924?

Sounds like we know the date of the trip for the Prince:
This pocket watch was released in honor of the Prince of Wales visit to the United States in September 1924.

So my maybe late 1923 idea doesn't pan out, and they just didn't put the date code on some of these early watches. I think we do see exceptions on the pocket watch movements.  The "474" ad used is from 1924.

...unless subject watch model "474" simply had not become the Prince of Whales yet....