Bulova 1922 Pocket Watch

Submitted by Mugenlude on October 4, 2013 - 12:02pm
Manufacture Year
1922
Movement Model
17
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
1200064
Case Serial No.
4678761
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Star
Crystal Details
1.5"
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I don't seem to be able to find the manufacture date based on the information on the website.  Watch runs and keeps time (2m4s off after one day)

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William Smith
Posted April 27, 2015 - 11:59pm

Is 1921 still a good estimate for the date of this Pocket Watch?  Any thoughts?  The movement looks similar to this watch record dated 1923.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 28, 2015 - 5:28am

Would agree. more likely 1922/23.

bobbee
Posted April 28, 2015 - 5:54am

Different case maker Will, and we can't date it with an engraved dedication with complete accuracy.

Case date with SN is 1920, globe logo also from around then. Pre-spring 1923 Bulova sig. on movement.

I would date admin's watch to 1920-22.

Case serial no. on subject? Star watch case serials may differ from American Standard, non-reliable method of dating.

Movement serial no. on subject higher than admins, so 1921-22.

No great accuracy I know, but the existing dates are close enough I think.

Both watches are great early examples, and show that Bulova quality is up there with the older US manufacturers.