Bulova 1928 Duchess

Submitted by Kathy L. on January 14, 2020 - 5:20pm
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Cresent Moon
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Hi all,  This is an interesting one.  I picked it up hoping it is a Bulova case and I think it is but would love your input.  The case is marked PAT JUN 10 1924 and 14K.  There is no serial number on the case and no signature.  It has two diamonds and 4 sapphires.  The band is 10K.  It was sold as not working but it is ticking away : )  

Edited: Added an ad for Duchess.  The ad is from the partial ad section dated Dec 13, 1929.

1928 14K Ladies Watch
6AP 15 Jewel Movement
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Posted January 14, 2020 - 6:50pm

Nice one! What a great snag, gotta love it when that happens.  Looks like a Bulova case to me.  Pat. date seems to say so. No luck on an ad, unknown for now.

Kathy L.
Posted January 15, 2020 - 11:07am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Oh good that is what I was hoping having the patent date meant.  Thank you, this was one of those too good to pass up deals and I am glad I went for it : ) 

Posted January 14, 2020 - 8:35pm

This ad looks to have a match, but I can't make out the details. $100 model.

Kathy L.
Posted January 15, 2020 - 1:23pm

Maybe Duchess? The ad isn't very clear.  The ad is in the partial ad section but I can't get it to attach.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 16, 2020 - 6:00am

It's beautiful Kathy, Looks like you did well on this one. I don't see the Duchess advert you mentioned (which one is it?) but I didn't really see anything to match either.

1928 Bulova Unknown


Kathy L.
Posted January 16, 2020 - 10:23am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thank you Geoff, I'm pretty pleased with it : ) I added the ad into the post photos above.  I could not get it to attach in the comments.

Posted January 16, 2020 - 9:15am

I think I found referenced - Duchess. 1929 ad from short ad section seems to show proper stone configuration and price suggests solid gold.

Kathy I'll send you the ad, I am unable to upload it into comments.