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Bulova 1922 6718

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Manufacture Year: 

1922

Movement Model: 

PP1

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

5722

Case Serial No.: 

-

Case shape: 

Other

Case Manufacturer: 

Other

Crystal Details: 

9,4-12,6 x 22 mm

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Now it gets interesting, I originally bought this watch as "Norma" in 1924 (judging by the dial style)  but when I opened the watch I came to the conclusion that it would be rather model "6718" from 1922. Movement is labeled as Bulova WCO RP1, case marking has 18 MPK and engraved date 12-11-22  it's alchemy, maybe someone will know more
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JP
Posted February 22, 2014 - 1:01pm

6718

mybulova_admin
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 6:05am

6718 has an exploding dial type unlike the subject watch. Dial replacement perhaps?

Case style matches as does the movement jewels.

jabs
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 6:47am

by the dial I previously wagered to "Norma" which appears a few years later

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 23, 2014 - 7:35am

Most, if not all dials by then (1924 ownards) had Bulova on the dial. Its only the early pre 1923 (we think) watches didn't always had Bulova stamped on the dial.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 8:27pm

No name on the dial and no name on the case also? Weren't the cases at least marked for this period?

The marking 18 MP k is Swiss, "Méttaux (ch) Précieux SA". Indicating 18k gold. 

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 24, 2014 - 6:54am

Yeah Rob, I'm kind of wondering the same thing but as I study the advert above I note that it appears to not be marked Bulova and the case is dead on match. Short of the dial difference I am inclined to go with "6178".

mybulova_admin
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Posted February 25, 2014 - 4:51pm

It's certainly early and I'm not sure if Bulova were making solid gold cases this early, but using other case manufactures which would explain the MP case. I could be wrong.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 25, 2014 - 7:14pm

'6718'

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 25, 2014 - 8:11pm

The central engraving of the dial differs, but I believe these were finished by hand, so not unusual. 

Given the Gold case which does indeed match so well, I am also fine with 6718. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 25, 2014 - 8:55pm

The Movement model is undocumented to Date, I'd like to confirm the model.

jabs,

could it be BP1 ?

PP?