Bulova 1921 -Non-Conforming

Submitted by Tessa on December 4, 2018 - 7:13pm
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OK, so I might have a problem lol. To justify my addiction, this one is my favorite so far! I'm guessing early 20s. Band may be original. Very dainty leather. Blue hands with a jewel on the crown. The crystal is cracked. I have a feeling it's been replaced before, as it barely has a scratch on it (other than that crack). The case isn't Bulova. S&S is printed on inside of back cover. Movement says Bulova W Co. Works but has stopped on me once. So much personality is this little watch! I'm amazed the band is still functional!

1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
Posted December 4, 2018 - 7:51pm

Wow, that's a cool one Tessa. All I can say at this point is the movement was produced prior to April 1923 based on the signature being Bulova W. Co.

1921 to 1923 is a good bet. I'm unfamiliar with the case maker, it may or may not be a Bulova sanctioned case. Band is likely an improvised fix (but very cool) done a very long time ago.

I stand at unknown for now.

Posted December 4, 2018 - 7:53pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you! =)
If only these watches could talk, huh?! I'm torn between wearing it or keeping it in a glass case lol. It's so unique!

Posted December 4, 2018 - 10:22pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Both of those are very close! Thank you!

Wearing it right now and absolutely love it! It feels timeless =)

Kathy L.
Posted December 4, 2018 - 8:58pm

It is a very cool watch!  I love these engraved cases and the shape.  Looks to be nice shape for the age.  There is very little advertising at this time.  Here is a 1921 ad that is the shape of your watch but very little info on the ad unfortunately.  

Posted December 4, 2018 - 10:26pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thank you =)
The shape is so unique! I appreciate the ad! I knew this one would be difficult, given the age. I found a hard one lol.

Posted December 5, 2018 - 3:28am

Bulova had this model and called it the 158. But......the cases were always from American Standard. I never heard of this S&S watch case company. Could very well be a Bulova movement in an unknown case. 

Posted December 5, 2018 - 3:58pm

Still hunting. Can't find anything yet, on S&S W.C.Co.cases.

Posted December 5, 2018 - 4:29pm

Success in the hunt!