Bulova 1924 6514

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Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1924
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
6W
Movement Jewels: 
16
Movement Serial No.: 
67902
Case Serial No.: 
4075808
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Approx 22mm x 13mm
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Inside of case says: 

BULOVA QUALITY

      FILLED 

 

Was passed down from my great grandmother, it never had a watch strap/bracelet attached to it. Just sat in what looks like the original watch case that says Bulova on it for as long as my mother can remember. Watch still runs when wound. I would like to know more info on it, like what metal it is, if it's worth doing anything with, like having it cleaned, a new crystal put in (the current one pops out and is yellowish), looking into a strap/bracelet for it, etc. I don't know much about watches so any information is very helpful. Thanks

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mybulova_admin
Posted December 31, 2014 - 4:57am

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1924 Bulova model 6514 looks to be a match.

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William Smith
Posted December 31, 2014 - 5:22am

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Looks like a match to me, short of the 16 jewels vs advetised 15 jewels.
June 6th, 1925 ad snippet from Admin's link above:

Geoff Baker
Posted December 31, 2014 - 7:53am

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Hi bkrupp, welcome to myBulova. What a wonderful family keepsake you have. To think that this beauty has been with your family for 90 years is remarkable. Gold filled means it's a layer of gold heat compressed to another type of metal, like brass. You should have it serviced if you intend to wind and use it. Cost can vary but is most likely less than $100 USD, including the crystal replaced or glued back in place. Four options for a bracelet. Originally it probably had a silk strap, you could find a nice old filigree type to have fitted or you could go with a link type. Lastly you could have a cord type put on. Click the "20" link at the top of the page, under 'Search Bulova Models' and you'll go to the 1920's watches where you'll see your options. 

I agree with the ID of model 6514.

bkrupp
Posted January 8, 2015 - 10:38am

Thank you all so much for your help! I will be getting it cleaned soon and a new strap put on. I appreciate you taking the time to give info on my watch.

plainsmen
Posted January 8, 2015 - 10:40am

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That's a really sweet little lady there.  I love that flowered scrollwork.

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bobbee
Posted January 8, 2015 - 11:32am

Hope you are changing the crystal too if there is a possibility of it's being made from cellulose.

Cellulose releases a gas as it ages, which can have a detrimental effect on the metals, in the movement especially.

Nice watch, lovely engraving.

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William Smith
Posted March 1, 2015 - 8:41pm

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I'm looking for a 6513 ad, showing fill vs the 6514 in solid gold....

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William Smith
Posted March 5, 2015 - 4:13am

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June 6th, 1925 ad snippet for 6514 on left.  Two "blurry" Pater ads in 1925, and a clearer 1926 ad (below right) click on graphic for full ad.

I don't remember, are we saying based on the ads, there's a time when the 6514 became the Patter?
Also thinking we will find the fill verison of 6514 will be 6513.