Bulova 1927 -Non-Conforming

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Model: 
?
Case Serial No.: 
8567243
Case shape: 
Octagonal
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

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1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
seoighe
Posted September 7, 2017 - 6:58pm

Any information on this would be appreciated.

I think it could be a Ramona, but not sure.

Thank you!

Geoff Baker
Posted September 7, 2017 - 7:47pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello seoighe, welcome to myBulova, I think your watch might be the Ramona model but I wonder if you could supply a photo showing the whole front of the watch and perhaps one view of the side on the case? I also wonder how you determined it to be the year 1927?

jabs
Posted September 8, 2017 - 2:19am

Panel Member

Ramona / Romola has a slightly different dial appearance, more like me in Corinthia

Alex
Posted September 8, 2017 - 5:28am

Panel Member

Hi seoighe, nice watch! Given your serial number starting with 856, the watch is most likely signed with Bulova American Standard, a signature of 1927. The shape of your watch, which I call the cut corner tonneau shape, was introduced in 1923 as the 6722. In 1924, this shape got its first name: Mermaid. But then, the shape gets a new name every year: Ramona in 1926, Romola in 1928, Corinthia in 1929 and finally Lenore in 1930. In 1927, the year of your watch, this model was not advertised. So, Ramona or Romola? In a situation like this, I would keep the name of the previous year: Ramona. Then the dial. Both Ramona and Romola are advertised with a tonneau shaped minute marker on the dial while your dial has an oval minute marker like the ad of the 1930 Lenore. However, I have seen more of these 1927 Ramonas, that all had an oval minute marker, so that fits. By the way, in 1928, I saw both on the Romolas although only the tonneau minute marker was advertised. Your dial with the gold numbers on a white background is something I have never seen before. Very special. It would be great to see from what year your movement is, recognisable by the date code symbol that is stamped on it. In this site you will find the date codes in another section. All in all. Very nice watch with a beautiful dial: 1927 Ramona. 

jabs
Posted September 8, 2017 - 7:27am

Panel Member

why 1927 Ramona when case sn start with 8

seoighe
Posted September 8, 2017 - 9:14am

Thank you so much! I agree, it is unique, I havent been able to find one like it. The Corinthia is a close match, and in the accompanying ad , there are band options with the sapphires, as this piece has. I'll post more pics in a minute. Unfortunately, it seems the movement has been replaced, so there arent the usually markings I can find. Any thoughts on value? 

Alex
Posted September 8, 2017 - 9:38am

Panel Member

To jabs, that is a long story to explain. Dating the case, for 1927 only, is  not only on the first digit but also based on the case signature. 

To seoighe, we only do identification, not valuation on this site. 

seoighe
Posted September 8, 2017 - 9:55am

How do I add more pics?

 

jabs
Posted September 8, 2017 - 3:06pm

Panel Member

 

send me to mail ( j.biskup@anfy.cz ), I add them

seoighe
Posted September 8, 2017 - 4:48pm

thank! will do!