Bulova 1925 153

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1925
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10A
Movement Jewels: 
16
Movement Serial No.: 
146507
Case Serial No.: 
4035647
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I think it will model 154, full advert

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JP
Posted September 20, 2014 - 11:12am

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Yep, 154 from me.

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bobbee
Posted September 20, 2014 - 11:21am

 

  153.

The 154 was solid gold.  Nice watch dude.

1923 ad.

 

jabs
Posted September 20, 2014 - 11:55am

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bobbee I still think the 154 (ad from 1924)

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bobbee
Posted September 20, 2014 - 4:08pm

The ad I posted specifies the model number.

Imagine an ad saying "Clipper, in yellow or white" but the yellow is the 'A' variant, and the white model is actually 'B' variant, O.K.?

Your ad is just like my "Clipper" example, it shows there is solid and filled but gives just one variant.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 21, 2014 - 4:36am

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Jabs, I think Bob's right on this one - the ad shows one photo and then specifies:

153 = Filled, 154 = Solid

I'm going with 1925 Bulova 153

jabs
Posted September 21, 2014 - 6:54am

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I have no problem with ID 153

mybulova_admin
Posted September 22, 2014 - 1:11am

Club 5000Panel Member

 

Love it and concur 100% with the Bulova 153 model.

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William Smith
Posted February 28, 2015 - 3:46am

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Let's see if I got this right.  In another 1924 model 154 record, admin lays out the following below:

14K solid; 18K 25 year (filled); 19K 25 year (filled) = 154

14K 25 year (quality filled) = 153

1923 Ad snippet model 154                     1923 Ad snippet (153 154) 

154 (ad from 1924)

Jabs did the red circle above.   In the other 1924 record, we accept the "In 18Kt. 25-year" in first 1923 ad refers to 154.
We do the opposite for the "Bulova Quality filled" in the red circle in 1924 ad.  We don't accept the "Bulova Quality Filled" refers to the 154.  
 

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bobbee
Posted February 28, 2015 - 3:58am

I don't believe that the distinction is correct.

We see also in the ads "25 year" regardless of gold karat content for gold filled. 

This shows that "gold filled" or "quality filled" would be the 153 whatever the karat used, and 154 is for the solid gold models alone.

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William Smith
Posted February 28, 2015 - 4:10am

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Yea I agree Bobbee.  We can see all the watches on the left side of the ad you used a few comments up (posted again below).  The solids all end with a last digit of 4.  The fills, regardless of gold karat content, all end with a last digit of 3.