Bulova 1922 6718

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Model ID rating explained.
2.406
Manufacture Year: 
1922
Movement Model: 
PP1
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
5722
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
9,4-12,6 x 22 mm
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 
Now it gets interesting, I originally bought this watch as "Norma" in 1924 (judging by the dial style)  but when I opened the watch I came to the conclusion that it would be rather model "6718" from 1922. Movement is labeled as Bulova WCO RP1, case marking has 18 MPK and engraved date 12-11-22  it's alchemy, maybe someone will know more
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JP
Posted February 22, 2014 - 12:01pm

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6718

mybulova_admin
Posted February 23, 2014 - 5:05am

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6718 has an exploding dial type unlike the subject watch. Dial replacement perhaps?

Case style matches as does the movement jewels.

jabs
Posted February 23, 2014 - 5:47am

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by the dial I previously wagered to "Norma" which appears a few years later

 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 23, 2014 - 6:35am

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Most, if not all dials by then (1924 ownards) had Bulova on the dial. Its only the early pre 1923 (we think) watches didn't always had Bulova stamped on the dial.

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 23, 2014 - 7:27pm

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No name on the dial and no name on the case also? Weren't the cases at least marked for this period?

The marking 18 MP k is Swiss, "Méttaux (ch) Précieux SA". Indicating 18k gold. 

Geoff Baker
Posted February 24, 2014 - 5:54am

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Yeah Rob, I'm kind of wondering the same thing but as I study the advert above I note that it appears to not be marked Bulova and the case is dead on match. Short of the dial difference I am inclined to go with "6178".

mybulova_admin
Posted February 25, 2014 - 3:51pm

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It's certainly early and I'm not sure if Bulova were making solid gold cases this early, but using other case manufactures which would explain the MP case. I could be wrong.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 25, 2014 - 6:14pm

'6718'

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 25, 2014 - 7:11pm

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The central engraving of the dial differs, but I believe these were finished by hand, so not unusual. 

Given the Gold case which does indeed match so well, I am also fine with 6718. 

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Posted February 25, 2014 - 7:55pm

The Movement model is undocumented to Date, I'd like to confirm the model.

jabs,

could it be BP1 ?

PP?