New Bulova watch ads 1920-1929

Submitted by OldTicker on October 23, 2012 - 9:06pm

Post your new Bulova watch ads from 1920-1929 here.

IMPORTANT: When adding adverts please try and also include the models referenced. This helps when searching the site.

plainsmen
Posted April 13, 2018 - 1:34am

The Courier-News Bridgewater, NJ 13 Dec 1929

plainsmen
Posted April 13, 2018 - 1:39am

The Sedalia Democrat 
(Sedalia, Missouri)

12 May 1929, Sun

plainsmen
Posted April 13, 2018 - 1:42am

The Curior-News Bridgewater, NJ June 7, 1929

Kathy L.
Posted April 13, 2018 - 5:27pm

September 2, 1927 Wyoming State Tribune

plainsmen
Posted April 18, 2018 - 1:43am

The Pittsburgh Press, Sep 20, 1929 - Glenford

Alex
Posted April 25, 2018 - 9:57am

Hmmmm, Please be aware that newspaper ads are plagued by mistakes. The Few ads above identified Bulova “Sports” clearly indicates the brand “Fontain” in the dial, so definitively is not a valid identification. Cross checks are needed!u

plainsmen
Posted April 25, 2018 - 10:25am

In reply to by Alex

We are aware... there are many many watches that are mistakenly identified in ads in the thousands of newspaper ads I look at.

plainsmen
Posted April 25, 2018 - 11:46pm

The_Oshkosh_Northwestern_Fri__Oct_11__1929 - "General Pershing"

 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 1, 2018 - 11:08pm

1926 The smallest watch in the world as presented to Queen Marie of Rumania and awarded to Miss America beauty contest of 1926.

The watch was so small (size of a penny) that to wind it, you rotated the entire back case which was directly connected to the mainspring. The hairspring is said to have been one third the thickness of a normal spring.

1926 Bulova smallest watch in the world.

...and the watch in question which was valued at $1000 (equivalent to $14,200 today)

1926 Bulova Smallest watch in the world worn by Irene Bordoni

JimDon5822
Posted January 1, 2019 - 1:10am

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America) · 10 Feb 1920

Very early ad from Feb 1920

 

JimDon5822
Posted January 1, 2019 - 1:14am

The Worker's Chronicle (Pittsburg, Kansas, United States of America) · 19 Nov 1920,

Interesting ad from 1920 for Bulova watch Bracelets.  

 

mybulova_admin
Posted January 1, 2019 - 7:53pm

In reply to by JimDon5822

Jim can you advise what the date of this advert is?

JimDon5822
Posted January 1, 2019 - 7:56pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

[quote=mybulova_admin]

Jim can you advise what the date of this advert is?

[/quote] It is on the top of the post.  Nov. 19, 1920

JimDon5822
Posted January 1, 2019 - 7:48pm

The Port Arthur News (Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas) · 12 Dec 1922

1922 Phantom Pocket Watch

 

JimDon5822
Posted February 20, 2019 - 8:13pm

NEW CASTLE NEWS (PA) JULY 30, 1926 

PRESIDENT COOLIDGE

JimDon5822
Posted April 6, 2019 - 6:19pm

The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) · 3 Jul 1922, Mon

15J Bulova Wrist Watch ad.

 

JimDon5822
Posted May 5, 2019 - 10:20pm

How about a 1929 Galahad and Lido.  

The Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) · 14 Dec 1929, Sat

1929 Lido

1929 Galahbad

 

JimDon5822
Posted May 5, 2019 - 11:01pm

A watch that matches some unknowns but Once again no name.

Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York) · 20 Dec 1929, Fri 

JimDon5822
Posted May 19, 2019 - 12:30am

This ad has me thinking.   It states this has gold numerals and enameled.  I have also seen ads for the Brewster saying it has a Radium dial.  It is possible the Brewster is engraved with Radium dial and Airman is Enameld with gold numerals?   I do not see the Airman name in the database.

Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) · 5 Jun 1929

1929 Airman ?

 

mybulova_admin
Posted May 27, 2019 - 1:36am

In reply to by JimDon5822

Wow, just saw this. Very interesting and the first time we have sen this model name. I'd say the enamel is inlaid in the case front bezel side and top.

I think we have a new model on our hands. 

TexasLady
Posted August 26, 2019 - 12:48pm

NEW NAME FOR LADY'S WATCH:  The ARLINGTON

The San Francisco Examiner,  San Franciso, CA   DECEMBER  9, 1923

TexasLady
Posted July 30, 2019 - 1:12pm

NEW NAME FOR LADY'S  WATCH:    ALEXANDRIA

Woodland Daily Democrat,  Woodland, CA   DECEMBER 10, 1927

ADDITIONAL AD FOR:  ALEXANDRIA - Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE  DECEMBER 17, 1926 

Alexandria on the right top

TexasLady
Posted July 30, 2019 - 1:41pm

NEW NAME FOR LADY'S WATCH:   ELOISE

Pittsburg Press,  Pittsburg,  Penn.,   JUNE 21, 1929

TexasLady
Posted August 22, 2019 - 11:20pm

1924 BULOVA NURSE WATCH

The Daily Register, Redbank,  NJ,  17-DEC-1924

TexasLady
Posted August 26, 2019 - 7:37pm

1928 GLORIA Sport Watch with (Black) Enamel and Engraved case.

The Times, Munster, Indiana,   Dec. 21, 1928

TexasLady
Posted August 23, 2019 - 2:09pm

The Lady Diana  (6716-S)

The Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA,  Sept. 28, 1923

mybulova_admin
Posted August 24, 2019 - 10:17pm

In reply to by TexasLady

Wow, that's a like scary to have a watch named so. Will add it to the sites model list.

TexasLady
Posted August 24, 2019 - 10:50pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I liked it because I loved Princess Diana. I have several dolls of Princess Diana.

This watch is the No.6716-S which turned into the Lady Diana.

TexasLady
Posted August 27, 2019 - 2:59pm

1924 -  THE SAN FRANSICO EXAMINER, SAN FRANCISO, CA, DEC 14, 1924

FIRST ROW:    Elise (5927)                    Possible New Name:Elise

Gilda (5969)

Eileen (6965)

SECOND ROW:  Gladys (5924)        Possible New Name: Gladys

Constance  (5892)

Yvonne  (6897)

THIRD ROW:    Dorsly (39743)             Dorsly name not in DB                   

Leader  (3175)  Leader Name not in DB

Varsity  (31723)

FOURTH ROW:  Empire (470)    Empire name not in DB    Prince of Wales (473)

RIGHT SIDE of Ad Vassar (5728)Top      Gordon (4712) Bottom                                                                      

Duchess  (5714-S) Top     Garcia  (4744) Bottom                                                               

Ramona has been swapped with Princine.      Lenore (6523) Bottom

Princine has been swapped with Ramona               Patria (6513) Bottom

Minerva  (155) Top                                        Corrine  (153) Bottom

Alex
Posted August 25, 2019 - 9:08pm

The Princine and Ramona are swapped. 

TexasLady
Posted August 25, 2019 - 9:21pm

In reply to by Alex

Thanks Alex, I knew the Princine was incorrect but overlooked the Ramona.  I really appreciate all your help.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 25, 2019 - 10:49pm

Wonderful new advert.

Any thoughts on why part of the text is missing? 

See 'The RINCE of ALES'

The Leader also looks like the Banker. I wonder if this is correct or an auto correction/OCR error.

TexasLady
Posted August 25, 2019 - 10:55pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you, Stephen.  The print on the ad was in a lighter ink for the P and W.

TexasLady
Posted August 26, 2019 - 11:47am

FLORETTE

The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C., Canada,  NOV 14, 1928

TexasLady
Posted September 3, 2019 - 12:40pm

NEW NAME:  LADY JANE

THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA   MARCH  4, 1923

TexasLady
Posted September 3, 2019 - 12:43pm

NEW NAME:  VIOLA

THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA  MARCH 4, 1923

TexasLady
Posted September 3, 2019 - 7:08pm

MISS LIBERTY --------   IN  THE TONNEAU SHAPE

BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER, BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN DEC 13, 1929

TexasLady
Posted September 3, 2019 - 10:50pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

 

After 4,339 search inquiries I finally found "the ad" that would solve the mystery of the 2 cases of the Miss Liberty.

TexasLady
Posted September 4, 2019 - 9:38pm

ALBERTA  -  NEW NAME

THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA  MARCH 23, 1923

JimDon5822
Posted September 5, 2019 - 10:00pm

The Scranton Republican   SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA

    TThursday, December 6, 1923 

    1923 HOLLYWOOD  (NEW MODEL NAME?)

    1923 ACE  (NEW MODEL NAME

     

    JimDon5822
    Posted September 5, 2019 - 10:10pm

    The Scranton Republican   SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA  

    Thursday, December 6, 1923  

    1923 SWEETHEART

    1923 BERNICE

    TexasLady
    Posted September 7, 2019 - 8:17pm

    JOAN

    The Culver Citizen, Culver, Ind.   Dec 7, 1927

    TexasLady
    Posted September 12, 2019 - 5:31pm

    THE SATURDAY EVENING POST -  DEC. 12, 1925  PAGE 160  (1 OF 2 PAGE AD)

     

    TexasLady
    Posted September 11, 2019 - 6:39pm

    THE SATURDAY EVENING POST,   DEC. 12, 1925  PAGE 161  (2 OF 2 PAGE AD)

    JimDon5822
    Posted September 17, 2019 - 8:39pm

    Interesting early 1921 ad showing a fine assortment of ladies watches and a good snapshot of the Bulova dealers business strategy early on.   Unfortunately no names but good images.

    Spokane Chronicle (Spokane, Washington) · 1 Feb 1921

     

    JimDon5822
    Posted October 9, 2019 - 11:48pm

    St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri) · 19 Dec 1929

    1929 Harriet

    plainsmen
    Posted October 11, 2019 - 11:17pm

    1925 Rumford Jewelry Co Rumford Maine