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Bulova 1927 -Non-Conforming

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1927

Movement Model: 

?

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8567243

Case shape: 

Octagonal

Case Manufacturer: 

American Standard

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

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1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 9, 2017 - 4:49am

I added a additional photo from seoighe

for me - case is 1928 Romola, movement is replaced to quartz

 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 9, 2017 - 6:43am

I guess it will be either Ramona or Romola, depending on the year. I defer to Edmundo's analysis to determine the year. I would go with Ramona if it's 1927.

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted September 9, 2017 - 9:32am

As the quartz crisis was raging, various companies made direct drop in replacement quartz movts for mechanical watches. These movts are getting harder to find nowadays, because the demand has dropped right off, but there were a LOT of old watches converted back in the day. I especially used to see a lot of ladies watches converted, and the reason is simple: Pay far more for a proper overhaul of the mechanism, or get a quartz movt that keeps near perfect time and costs a fraction. The trouble is, when there were no movts available that would fit the cases, (With or without plastic spacer rings) there were various putties and compounds available. Some would 'cure' like epoxy and become a hard, plastic-like substance, and others would remain fairly pliable. The soft ones don't work as well, but do less damage to the case. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 9, 2017 - 11:46pm

Non-conforming for me. Original watch would have had either a 5AP or 6AP/6AF Bulova movement. Alex, are you able to say which.

That's good information to know Rev and would make perfect sense. 

Alex
Panel Member
Posted September 9, 2017 - 11:49pm

This shape and in the year range 1927 to 1929 always has a 6AP, 15 jewels. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 10, 2017 - 7:04am

Yes, Stephen, I guess that the replacement movement does indicate a Non-Conforming model.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 11, 2017 - 9:41pm

seoighe, 6AP's are normally available for sale on eBay, so you may be able to bring this old girl back to her original state without too much trouble.