Bulova 1923 158

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1923
Movement Model: 
10A
Movement Jewels: 
16
Movement Serial No.: 
111167
Case Serial No.: 
1356907
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Crystal Details: 
19.0
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Case

America Standard
25 Years
19K Gold Filled

Filgree Band

Hadley flexible bracelet 1/10 12 KGF - 4 Sapphires

Not For Sale
1922 10A Bulova watch
1923 Bulova watch
1923 Bulova watch
1923 Bulova watch
1923 Bulova watch
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William Smith
Posted October 9, 2012 - 1:54am

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Similar to 158  Very Nice!

OldTicker
Posted October 9, 2012 - 2:40am

Unknown, but you got to love that filigree band!

Very nice, but how did you determine 1922 as a date?

mybulova_admin
Posted October 9, 2012 - 6:19am

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Date is an estimate based on the fact that we see 1921 watches marked with 'Bulova W Co.' and 1923 watches marked with 'Bulova Watch Co.'

The case and movement suggest that its pre 1923, thus at this stage I'm going with 1922. I could be wrong but for now I'm going with what I believe it to be.

Part of the panel is to still discuss and agree to a date and model.

The band alone is worth what I paid for it :-) Although something worth thinking about is that the first advert we have showing these filigree bands in about 1928.....all the early 1921/22/23 ladies are all shown with the black silk/clolth straps.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 9, 2012 - 5:22am

nice!

possibly the 156 and would rate the Watch with 2 checks 'tentative' if entered into the database as such.

ad dated 1924 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1924-AD2.jpg

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William Smith
Posted October 9, 2012 - 12:15pm

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I can't read a thing on that ad, but it does resemble the blurry eight-sided watch-shape part.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 10, 2012 - 8:07pm

heh, it's all We have.

JP
Posted October 9, 2012 - 12:10pm

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Beautiful watch. I need to do some more research before making a call on this one.

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William Smith
Posted October 11, 2012 - 2:34pm

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1923 ad snippet for 156. 

1924 ad Fifth referenced above for 156.

1922 ad snippet for 158.

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bobbee
Posted October 11, 2012 - 2:57pm

Looks like different engraving to the ad, Will.

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William Smith
Posted October 11, 2012 - 3:22pm

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yep, on all three ads above.  I just displayed ads mentioned in thread.