Bulova 1921 954

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1921
Movement Model: 
AA1
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5950
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

We recently found this watch in its original box hidden in our 1918 home.  It is 14k white gold and works perfectly.  It is indentified as belonging to the original homeowner's wife with her name handwritten on the underside of the lid.   All comments are welcome.

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1921-23 Bulova W Co.14K white gold 15 jewelloriginal band
1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
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Reverend Rob
Posted July 24, 2013 - 11:29am

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Beautiful watch and an interesting find.

If you are planning on running the watch at all, I strongly recommend having it completely overhauled by a qualified watchmaker. A dried out or dirty watch will damage itself if run. Dried out and dirty go hand in hand, because you can't oil a dirty watch. 

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trilojy
Posted July 24, 2013 - 11:34am

thank you,   I am contacting our local jeweler today to see if he is qualified.

JP
Posted July 24, 2013 - 11:44am

Panel Member

Absolutly beautiful find.

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trilojy
Posted July 24, 2013 - 1:00pm

thank you, we are elated!  

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 24, 2013 - 11:47am

Wow!

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alien Ant
Posted July 24, 2013 - 11:59am

Please can we see the original box?

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trilojy
Posted July 24, 2013 - 1:09pm

I just uploaded a picture, any comments are appreciated.  Thanks!

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jasonknoxphotography
Posted July 24, 2013 - 2:41pm

A Beauty Indeed!!

bourg01
Posted July 24, 2013 - 3:56pm

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That's sooo sweet! Do you have the original display box as well. The box pictured appears to be the outer box. I'm thinking mid it's the model 954 as seen in the 1922 watch ad. 

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trilojy
Posted July 24, 2013 - 5:03pm

no, there was no other box.  Just some old tissue paper or doily that appears to have deteriorated.  The interesting thing about the box is the name written inside.  It almost appears as if it were earmarked specifically for her.  They were a prominent, wealthy couple when they built our house, and donated the land and developed the town's Country Club district.  They also donated part of the land our city college sits on.  Did Bulova make custom watches?    I have left out her actual name for privacy reasons, but it was handwritten in pencil as I have indicated

  M----------- M. T----------------, box

 

The comma after her name, and the word 'box' puzzled me.