Bulova 1922 8 Days

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.34
Manufacture Year: 
1923
Movement Model: 
22B
Movement Jewels: 
7
Movement Serial No.: 
13029
Case Serial No.: 
31853
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

*1923 Manufacture Date is based upon the Case seriel number.

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mybulova_admin
Posted May 29, 2011 - 5:11am

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17J was no where near!!! Mark does it have the 29 date stamp?

Woow that's a big movement. Single barrel too,  with one hell of a 8 day main spring!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 29, 2011 - 7:14am

admin,

No date code that I can see,1929 was a guess to enter into the system. This Dial with open 6 and 9 numerals has been seen in the 20's (Conqueror/Cyrano etc) 30's (unknown) and 40's (Air Warden / Nighthawk) so the movement is the key to dating.

Have We ever seen this movement?

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Stephen Ollman
Posted May 29, 2011 - 7:17am

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First Bulova car watch I've seen and the first 22B I've recorded.

I have recored a AAI movement with a similar movement serial number from 1923.

From the look of the hands, dial and movement. I'd guess that its' from that period more than 1929.

Does there look to be a place for a magnet. The ones I've seen before (non Bulova) had a magnet on the back (strange I know but true) for sticking to the daskboard of the car, or plane I guess.

What do others think?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 29, 2011 - 9:48am

Stephen,

No place for a magnet, the caseback is Silver and smooth and does not attract a magnet, just checked.

The Gold bezel on the face unscrews - I'm assuming the clock is placed behind and through an opening in the instrument panel and the bezel is then screwed on to attach (?)

With the winding stem being placed at 6 O'clock one could reach under the dash and wind it up....?

 

I made a makeshift instrument panel from cardboard and mounted the clock.

 

 

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shooter144
Posted May 29, 2011 - 2:01pm

if one of theses has a magnet as original, it is not for aviation use as any mgnet on or near the instrument panel would alter navigational devices such as the artificial horizon and slip and turn and the actual magnetic compass. With a magnet it would be automotive or for use in armored vehicles ( as I have seen in several Sherman tanks. (Elgins are all Ive seen in armor but an 8 day Bulova is listed as standard for armor as well.)

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 29, 2011 - 7:43pm

a bit flashy for Military shooter (?) Leaning toward automotive use but not ruling out aviation, just yet.

Looks very sweet mounted.

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shooter144
Posted May 30, 2011 - 1:24pm

Back in the day, any non magnetic material available could and probably would be used for mil spec use, it (bezel) could have been painted at one time and cleaned up since.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 16, 2011 - 7:01am

Further research has disclosed that these '8 Day' pieces were Aviation clocks.

pic of a replacement mainspring.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 16, 2011 - 7:14am

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Finding the 22B watch is one thing...how the hell did you find a NOS mainspring :-)

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 16, 2011 - 7:23am

haha, I knew You'd like that admin. Pure fluke, the Clock doesn't need one but I should add it to the inventory.

What it really needs is a Stem and Crown, it ticks but can't be wound....maybe someday.