Bulova 1923 155

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1923
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
242068
Case Serial No.: 
1276159
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Crystal Details: 
ROUND
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

JUST PURCHASED TO ADD TO MY NEW COLLECTION OF BULOVA WATCHES, I AM TRYING TO DETERMIN IF ITS A 153 OR 154

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1925 Bulova watch
1923 Bulova watch
1923 Bulova watch
Alex
Posted February 8, 2017 - 9:57am

Panel Member

Dear dougindoors57, your watch is the 156 and was later called the Minerva, although we only have one ad confirming that of 19 December 1924 from a jeweler called R.L. Reese in the Corsicana Daily Sun. The case of your watch with a serial number starting with 12 is from around 1923, while the movement with the square date code is from 1927 and thus probably a replacement. This happens more often. Since the movement is a replacement, I would classify your watch according to the date of the case, being 1923 and therefore call the watch: 156.

dougindoors1957
Posted February 8, 2017 - 10:07am

Thank you Alex, it had me confused when trying to ID it on the site. i must say the My Bulova site is a wonderful thing. as i am new to collecting i will post some more photo's of my recent purchases for other members amusement.

Alex
Posted February 8, 2017 - 10:42am

Panel Member

Looking forward to see your other watches posted on my Bulova!

mybulova_admin
Posted February 10, 2017 - 9:37pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I agree with Alex's comments. Case is 1922/23 era. Typically we might ID this as non conforming but I'm happy with Model 156

Geoff Baker
Posted February 11, 2017 - 8:32am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello doug, welcome to myBulova. I like your Bulova a lot. I still get confused on the gold content of these old cases and how it relates to model ID. Deferring to the experts I'll go along with the 156 ID as well.

jabs
Posted February 11, 2017 - 8:50am

Panel Member

156

dougindoors1957
Posted February 11, 2017 - 7:16pm

Thanks all, I will get some pictures up soon, new to the collecting lark, but have got the bug.

mybulova_admin
Posted February 11, 2017 - 8:31pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Wondering why the gold content has been scratched out. You'd think that if any part was to be scratched out it would be the word 'Filled'.

Is it 14K Gold Filled or another number like 18 or 19?

mybulova_admin
Posted February 11, 2017 - 8:35pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Now thinking it might actually be the Bulova '155', which is the Gold Filled version of the solid gold 156 version. Advert indicates 18K, but it may have extended to all Gold Filled versions.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 17, 2017 - 6:48am

Club 5000Panel Member

Panel - I think Stephen is right about the 155 ID based on gold content - any other thoughts?