Bulova 1928 Adoree

Submitted by Joy Richardson on August 18, 2022 - 11:39pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
Aprox 1/2"w x 6/8"h
Watch Description

I have had watch sitting in my drawer for a long time. Wanted to find more about it. Found the advertisement on this web page that described it. The Saturday evening Post-Jan 21, 1928.The name is Adoree, (I believe). Found there are two versions of this watch-one with ribbon strap with clasp-one with metal strap. Mine "had' the ribbon strap. The case is 24K white gold, 6 sapphires and 4 diamonds decorating the front. The back has a decorative type scroll circling around it. Inside back, at the top has the letters, ?P?AT and date Jun 10 192?. Next says 24K followed by unreadable marking then numbers 823. The the serial number 8171162. I think maybe the the case was made by someone other than the Bulova Watch Co. The watch works has the name Bulova Watch Co. There is a Cresent Moon-indicating it was made 1928. Also the words Fifteen 15 Jewels.

Was also wondering if it possible to have the face of the watch cleaned.

I also posted this information and pictures  hoping to help fill the profile on Bulova watches.

Joy Richardson

Adoree  1928
Back of Adoree   1928
Watch works of Adoree 1928
Inside back of Adoree 1928
Posted August 19, 2022 - 4:29am

What a fantastic example of a 1928 Bulova Adoree

This is also the first example we have entered into the database, so thank you for adding.

Joy Richardson
Posted August 19, 2022 - 12:22pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you for nice comment. I hope it helps someone else looking for information on this watch.

Posted August 19, 2022 - 4:32am

Dear Joy, welcome to the myBulova site. Your watch is indeed an Adoree from 1928, a beautiful example of an Art Deco ladies' watch. Cleaning the dial is very easy and can vary from repainting it by a professional (best result) to simply cleaning it with a cotton tip (quick result). 

Joy Richardson
Posted August 19, 2022 - 12:19pm

In reply to by Alex

Alex, Thank you  for your comment and your help on cleaning the face of the watch.

Joy Richardson
Posted August 19, 2022 - 12:23pm

Forgot to mention the watch still runs.

Posted August 19, 2022 - 5:26pm

Beautiful watch.. I agree with the Adoree ID.  One for my be on the lookout list!

Joy Richardson
Posted August 20, 2022 - 1:46am

In reply to by plainsmen

Thank you for your comment. I am curious by your comment "one for my be on the lookout list!" is this saying this is a watch you would be interested in owning? 

Posted August 20, 2022 - 2:46am

In reply to by Joy Richardson

Possibly Joy... I have a handful of these old Bulova's.  Always on the lookout for more.