I saw this watch go on ebay a few weeks ago. I did not purchase it, nor do I know the owner of this watch.
I asked the seller permission to post it for database purposes and was given permission to use the information and the pictures.
Really cool late 1920's Lady Bulova with enamel enlay. I've not seen this one before, nor have I seen an ad for it.
Unknown from me, but really neat anyway.
Here's what the seller described the watch as in the listing:
For auction is a dated April 10 1924 Bulova Deco style watch, Also inscribed on inner case cover is 8336664 and MA314D from best I can see. Inside watch are # 18793, 5AP, Swiss, Bulova Watch Co.Fifteen 15 Jewels.No cleaning or attempt to wind was done. Measures 3/4" x 1/2". Thanks for looking!
I thought maybe the crystal catalogs would give a name for this one. There can't be that many with a parallelogram shaped crystal. But I couldn't find anything but a Bulova "Cambridge" taking this shape crystal in the G-S and SUC catalogs and it was too large for this watch. Maybe somebody else has some other brand crystal catalogs that will list one with a model name.
Lisa has one from 1928, and a similar one with all black inlay.
She has both crystals down as the fancy G-S F350.
Owner states April 10 1924 date, which I think I'm seeing as the Jun 10 1924 dust tite patent date at very top of case signature picture. Can't make out if it says Gold Filled or RGP?
Lisa's two linked examples are both stating Gold Filled and New York. I'm guessing subject case is also filled.
I don't recall many examples of diamonds or enameling on RGP cases. They usually put this "fancy" enameling on gold fill, and usually place diamonds on solid gold....but not always.
I know this is an old thread but I have the black enamel version shown in bobee's second link. It has the June 10, 1924 patent date inside and it's marked 14k Gold Filled. Crescent moon '68, 15 jewels, 5AP.. Looks the same except this one's on a narrow Hadley band. If it would help to id this one for your books, I can upload pics (here or elsewhere). I've been looking through your forums and ads to attempt to find the model name and ended up here.
In reply to I know this is an old thread by VanityFlairNC
Hi VanityFlairNC, Please feel free to click Home and then Add a Watch to submit your watch to the forum for ID. Even if the watch will be unknown for now we have ads come up all the time and it is always great to be able to name an unknown watch in the database. Kathy
In reply to Hi VanityFlairNC, Please by Kathy L.
So close. At least we can place an ad with this watch but no name. I did find exact versions of this watch by Elgin and called a Parisienne. It is identical to this watch. Either they copied Elgin or received the same case from a case manufacturer.
The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) · 28 Feb 1930, Fri