Bulova 1924 6520

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575
Manufacture Year: 
1924
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
6PP
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
34596
Case Serial No.: 
139518
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

This is  a Bulova Art  Deco Ladies watch.

Inside case stamped: American Standard, Emblem of Shield, 25 Years, 19K Gold Filled, 139518.

Not For Sale
1924 Bulova watch
1924 Bulova watch
1924 Bulova watch
1924 Bulova watch
Alex
Posted April 29, 2018 - 8:13pm

Panel Member

Dear TexasLady, your watch started life as a “6720” and in newspaper ads of December 1924 got two names: Norma on 11 December and Juno on 12 December.   Given that your watch is most likely from before December given the serial number of 139, I would go for “6720”.  Enjoy this antique watch!

jabs
Posted April 30, 2018 - 4:41am

Panel Member

I´m go with Alex - 6720

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 30, 2018 - 7:49pm

Panel Member

Ad from Oct. 1924 - looks to be a match.

(note the printing error: the "2" in number "12" is printed upside down)

mybulova_admin
Posted April 30, 2018 - 10:58pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Not a 6720, as the 7 would indicate a 17 jewelled movement. Perhaps a 6520 if such a model exists....still need to check.

We have long established that the 2nd number in the model number (9 times out of 10) relates to the jewel count....the first number being the movement size....ie 6PP.

I'm tentative Bulova 6520.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 30, 2018 - 11:05pm

Panel Member

Point taken Stephen; good catch. Ad lists 6720 as 17J and solid gold OR 15J gold plated.

Entirely possible this is the same scenario as variant letter change for a watch listed as (ex.) an "A" in yellow gold "also available in white" with white being a not called out "B".

Tentative 6520 for me as well .

jabs
Posted May 1, 2018 - 7:50am

Panel Member

OK 6520 by 15j