Bulova 1924 5969

Submitted by TexasLady on September 15, 2018 - 8:34pm
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BULOVA 1928 NO. 5969

This is a Bulova Ladies watch in 18K solid White Gold case with Platinum top set with eight (8) Diamonds and six (6) Sapphires. Sapphire crown.

The case is stamped 18K, BRUNER

This watch is supposed to have a 17Jewel movement,  and the dial isn't the same as the  Bulova advertisement.

1928 Bulova 5969 watch
1928 Bulova watch
Posted September 15, 2018 - 8:36pm

Posted September 15, 2018 - 8:49pm

Wow, that's fantastic. 

Noting the potential movement and dial swap I'd still be happy to ID as a '5969'. Hopefully one day you might find the correct movement/dial combo to restore her to her original beauty.

Posted September 15, 2018 - 9:22pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you, Stephen.   I have my watch maker looking for the parts.

Posted September 15, 2018 - 9:53pm

Another beauty surfaces! None in the Db, I'm good with

1928 Bulova 5969 noting likely replaced movement/dial

Posted September 16, 2018 - 3:25am

Dear TexasLady, this watch comes with some interesting stories. So far, I have seen about 5 of these, and..........none ever had a Bulova movement inside. But they all consistently share this S. Bruner case, like yours. What those 5 did have, was this distinct minute marker on the outside, which yours is lacking. The 5969 is from 1924/25. This is a time that I discovered that Bulova used more cases from Bruner e.g. Eileen. He was the specialist for diamond/sapphire cases as Lewitt was for enamel cases. I think that Bulova liked the model and took it in their collection, with their movement of course. The fact that your movement is from 1928, and lacks the distinct minute marker, raises the suspicion it is a replacement. And that raises the question if the original movement was a Bulova or......a different brand. Having said all this, it would be a pity to let this beauty disappear in the "non-conforming" bucket. So I am good to keep it as 5969, with everybody taking notice of this interesting story I just explained.

Posted September 17, 2018 - 3:35pm

In reply to by Alex

Thank you Alex.

I love reading all the info that you have provided for my watch.

All the info is greatly appreciated.  I knew some of the info about the watch (re: replacement movement and dial -  as stated above) however, I didn't know about the Bruner cases.  I also have an Eileen, so this info is really fantastic to know for my records.


Posted September 16, 2018 - 4:48am

1928 Bulova 5969, next nice example luxury ladies watches