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Bulova 1925 Roxanne

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575

Manufacture Year: 

1926

Movement Model: 

5PPI

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

788

Case Serial No.: 

none

Case shape: 

Oval

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

A beautiful Bulova Roxane as found in the ads on this website of 1926 and 1927. It came with a 5PPI 17 jewel movement that until now was not in the database. On the movement is an intriguing triangle with the number 20 inside. The case is 18kt with 6 diamonds and 12 sapphires set in platinum. This watch is missing one sapphire. To be repaired!

Size is 14mm wide by 31mm high.

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Geoff Baker
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Posted September 10, 2014 - 5:00am

Great looking watch Alex. There certainly is a lot of beautiful packed into a small area with this one! I don't think there's any doubt on the ID, I think she's a Roxane too. I'm not sure on the date though, I don't think that triangle is a date code.

Wonderful watch!

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bobbee
Posted September 10, 2014 - 5:03am

What a wonderful watch you have!

The movement lacks a date mark, but has "Bulova W Co." on the bridge. We see this on pre-April 1923 movements, and "Bulova Watch Co." post this date.

No case sn (unsurprising), so we'll have to go with the earliest ad date.

1926 Roxanne, but possibly earlier.

jabs
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Posted September 10, 2014 - 12:55pm

beautiful watch where do you go on them Alex :)

Roxanne it is

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 10, 2014 - 1:56pm

Custom case made for Bulova.  Using movement date pre-April 1923 is a start. Using ad date is also a start.  Could be this Roxanne was advertised and/or sold by a unique model "number" before (or for a while during) it's being advertised/sold as Roxanne.  Could be we don't have an earlier ad for either a "number" or "Roxanne".

I'm good with Roxanne, but not sure about a date. Do we go with date of first ad?  ....or do we assume movement is correct and it's 1923 or earlier?

The triangle w/ 20 inside has occured on other Bulova movements of this period.  I don't remember what Rev Rob told us about this mark, but I'll look for a couple related threads about this.

JP
Posted September 11, 2014 - 10:03am

Looks to be a Roxanne